Stalker 2 studio GSC Recreation World was one of many first to speak out towards the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and to name for monetary assist for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. At the moment the studio launched a quick video emphasizing the growing hazard within the nation, which has pressured it to maneuver the event of Stalker 2 “to the sidelines” whereas it focuses on defending its workers and their households.
The video begins with a glance inside GSC’s movement seize studio, recorded final week as a part of a deliberate showcase of mocap work for Stalker 2 cutscenes. “The earlier week was ages in the past,” the video says, reflecting how rapidly and dramatically the state of affairs modified on February 24, when Russia invaded.
“This video is our reply to ‘How are you guys?’ query,” it continues. “Now we’re striving to assist our workers and their households to outlive. The sport improvement shifted to the sidelines. However we will certainly proceed. After the victory.”
It is a poignant ending to a video that is tough to observe, notably given the more and more dire state of affairs inside Ukraine. No point out is made from Stalker 2, which was slated to return out on December 8, however in fact there is not: Russian troops are massing outside of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine and GSC Recreation World’s house metropolis, which together with different Ukrainian cities is coming beneath more and more heavy bombardment, and I’m fairly assured that launch dates are the very last thing on anybody’s thoughts proper now. I’ve reached out to GSC Recreation World to ask “the commonest query”—are you guys okay?—and can replace if I obtain a reply.