The anticipated Xbox Games Showcase has come and gone. After unveiling the big surprise which happened to be Stalker 2, its popularity has since been skyrocketing.
In fact, as of the writing of this article, the Stalker 2 debut trailer has around 1.3M views on the official channel of Xbox, which has more views than other Microsoft first-party titles like Fable, Forza Motorsport, and Halo Infinite.
Obviously, the trailer was a major success, and it also gave an open ground for some questions—like was it the actual gameplay? Well, that’s a complicated question.
Based on the FAQ published by developer GSC Game World, the trailer was in-engine and distinctively showed ‘actual game models.’ However, what was depicted is likely what they hope to achieve at launch.
Here’s an excerpt got from the FAQ section:
Does the trailer feature the in-game graphics? The trailer demonstrates the level of graphics and atmosphere we are aiming to achieve on release.
Did Trailer Show The Actual Gameplay? The Trailer Is In-Engine. Actual Game Models Were Used To Create It.
Also, GSC Game World added a few other exciting topics in their FAQ section:
Is STALKER 2 Open-World? Yes. The Zone In Stalker 2 Is One Of The Biggest Seamless Open-Worlds To Date.
What About The Story? The Game Will Feature An Epic, Non-Linear Story. Your Choices Will Influence Both Short-Term Consequences And Global Outcomes.
What Locations Will For Sure Be In The Game? The Game Will Take Place Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, With New Locations Being There Along With The Old Ones.
I’ve Seen An Anomaly In The Trailer, What About It? This Is A New Anomaly, And You Will Learn More About It In The Game.
Will There Be Any New Artifacts And Mutants? For Sure! We’re Pretty Excited About All The New Stuff We Are Adding To The Game, And We Hope You’ll Love It Too.
Who Was Shown At The Very End Of The Trailer? Was It The Main Protagonist? It’s A Stalker — A Hero Of The Zone.
What At About The Mods? We’re Fully Committed To Make Modding As Simple As Possible On Day One.
Can You Tell A Bit More About The Technical Part Of The Game? Visuals Are Critical For The Immersion In The World We Create, So There Are A Lot Of Modern Technologies Involved. Stalker 2 Runs On Unreal Engine And We Use Motion-Capture (For Both Bodies And Faces) And Photogrammetry To Achieve The Required Levels Of Realism.
Stalker 2 trailer is set to launch on Xbox Series X and PC soon. However, GSC Game World is yet to release the official release date. So check back for further updates!