Announced ways back in August 2010, but canceled, and revived back in 2018, with April 28th confirmed as a launch date just recently, on June 13th, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is a highly anticipated game from GSC Game World, based on Unreal Engine 4 engine.
The game will come to PC and Xbox Series X/S as a next-gen exclusive, and now we finally have all the system requirements for PC.
As the game will support hardware-accelerated ray tracing, system requirements were expected to be high.
The minimum system requirements start with AMD Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel Core i5-7600K CPU, 8GB of RAM, and either Radeon RX 580 8GB or Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB graphics card. The recommended system requirements push those up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel Core i7-9700K, 16GB of RAM, and either Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, RTX 2070 Super 8GB, or GTX 1080 Ti 11GB.
The big surprise is that the game will need 150GB of available storage space, and according to GSC Game World, SSD storage is recommended. It will need Windows 10 OS.
The latest trailer shows that the game looks stunning, and GSC Game World promised "benchmark-setting graphics", so we bet it will look impressive on the highest possible settings.
Here is the launch trailer showcased at the Microsoft E3 2021.