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Further details about STALKER 2 unveiled in Russian podcast: advanced A-Life AI, Xbox Mod support, and more

STALKER 2 could potentially feature mod support on the Xbox Series X/S (Image source: GSC Game World)
STALKER 2 could potentially feature mod support on the Xbox Series X/S (Image source: GSC Game World)
GSC Game World's Zakhar Bocharov sat down to answer questions about STALKER 2 on a Russian language podcast. Bocharov highlighted some new information about the game, including the possibility of mod support on Xbox.
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GSC Game World's PR Manager Zakhar Bocharov recently shared insights about STALKER 2 during an episode of the Russian podcast "Not Brought In." Bocharov touched on a number of interesting new details about the game. He explained the reason why GSC decided to use Unreal Engine 4: their in-house X-Ray engine, which had powered previous titles in the STALKER franchise, was simply too outdated a decade later. GSC had apparently trialed out other engines before settling on UE4. 

STALKER fans are used to a launch experience that makes Bethesda games feel positively polished: Shadow of Chernobyl, for instance, launched with a number of game-breaking bugs that took months to iron out. During the interview, Bocharov reassured long-time series fans that STALKER 2 will be a more stable experience at launch. A lot of those bugs had to do with the games' "A-Life" AI system. Bocharov claimed that this time around, A-Life will be significantly more detailed, with enemy NPCs and wildlife fighting with each other as well, not just the player. 

STALKER 2 will be the first game in the franchise to launch on consoles, albeit limited to the Xbox Series X and S. Modding's always been a key aspect of the STALKER experience, and Bocharov hinted that GSC was exploring ways of bringing STALKER 2 mods to the Xbox Series X/S version, great news for fans of gameplay overhauls like MISERY. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-03- 9 (Update: 2021-03- 9)