Stalker 2 website comes to life with spooky music and a new wallpaper

Stalker 2 was announced (again) last year, and even though I was skeptical about the whole thing—the original announcement is almost a decade old, remember—I have to admit that there was some heavy breathing on my part when it happened. Now I'm starting to let myself actually dare to dream.   

The official Stalker Twitter account fired up again today, first with a "re-announcement" tweet and then with some new Stalker 2 art and a promise to "share news and interesting content."  

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The Stalker 2 Facebook page is also making new noise, as is the game's website, which now has a new downloadable wallpaper (it's the same as the image in the tweet) and a bizarre, semi-ambient music track that's in .WAV format for some reason. 

It's all very bare-bones at this stage, and may yet amount to nothing. But it's something! At this point—and, again, with all due doubt, caution, and minimal expectations—I'll take it. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.