S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl was just delayed.
The developer announced the delay this morning. The game is now expected to come out in December 2022. The game was first teased about a year ago.
Here is the full statement from GSC Game World:
We have made a decision to postpone the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl to December 8th, 2022.
These additional seven months of development are needed to fulfill our vision and achieve the desired state of the game. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is the biggest project in the history of GSC, and it requires thorough testing and polishing. We are convinced that development should take as long as necessary, especially in the case of such a project.
This decision is not an easy one, but we are doing the best possible to deliver you a game that can live up to the expectations.
With more information, updates and showcases coming, we have an exciting and important year ahead. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
So there you have it. This highly-anticipated Xbox Game Pass title will not come out until the end of the year for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.