STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl uses the Unreal Engine 5 . The news comes directly from the developer GSC Game World, who replying to a tweet from the official Unreal Engine account confirmed the new STALKER as one of the eighty games to make use of the new version of the well-known engine mentioned in the text.
— S.T.A.L.K.E.R. OFFICIAL (@stalker_thegame) August 11, 2021
The STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl account also invited the Unreal Engine account to quote the game freely, receiving as a response: ” Sure! We thought it was a secret … ”
Hey, sure thing! We thought it was a secret, though…
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) August 11, 2021
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is just the umpteenth title of which the use of Unreal Engine 5 is confirmed. Other known are: Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 , Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate , The Outer Worlds 2 and the new game from The Coalition, which still does not have a name.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is in development for PC and Xbox X and S Series . It will launch on April 28, 2022 and will be available immediately on the Xbox Game Pass.