The development of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl has been fraught with challenges for Kyiv-based developer GSC Game World, primarily brought about by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In addition to dealing with the ongoing conflict, the developer has also been enduring constant cyberattacks for more than a year and facing blackmail, aggression, and attempts to hurt players and fans.
Recently, a group of hackers in Russia illegally gained access to data from the game and threatened to leak it online. In a statement on Twitter, GSC Game World expressed their deep appreciation for their loyal community, despite the ongoing challenges they have been facing.
They wrote, “Our unwavering commitment to supporting our country remains unchanged – we will continue to do everything possible to support Ukraine. And this won’t change in the future under any circumstances.” The developer’s message of resilience and determination in the face of adversity is inspiring, and it’s clear that they are dedicated to delivering the best possible product to their fans. Despite the ongoing cyberattacks, blackmail threats, and other obstacles, GSC Game World remains committed to its mission.
Despite these challenges, the developer remains committed to delivering a quality product to their fans and supporting their country, Ukraine. They have expressed their unwavering commitment to their mission and their appreciation for their loyal community, while also highlighting the futility of attempts to intimidate or blackmail them.
The resilience and determination of GSC Game World in the face of adversity is inspiring, and it’s important for the gaming community to show support and understanding during this challenging time. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is due out later this year for Xbox Series X/S and PC, and fans can look forward to experiencing the final product that the developer has put their heart and soul into creating.
A message from GSC Game World team pic.twitter.com/rqRM0tFZmO
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