It's official: Stalker 2 won't be released until 2023. Also, the intro scene of the game was shown during a Microsoft presentation last night.

Developer GSC Game Studio first showed real images of the situation in Ukraine, where the studio comes from. Those images showed various employees of the developer fighting in the war against Russia. Then followed the intro scene of the game. Both videos can be viewed below.

Stalker 2 will be released in 2023. That’s no big surprise; the game was previously postponed to December 8 – partly due to the situation in Ukraine. After the Games Showcase last Sunday, Microsoft also shared a list of games, on which Stalker 2 was already among the games that will be released in 2023.

Stalker 2 is due out on Xbox Series X and S and PC. The game will also appear on Game Pass upon release.