GSC Sport World, the Kyiv-based developer of Stalker 2, has had its web site blocked by the Russian authorities.
The Stalker 2 web site, unsurprisingly, features a message of assist for Ukraine. The developer has additionally known as for an finish to Russia’s brutal invasion of its residence nation, because it struggles to proceed growth whereas Kyiv has been underneath assault.
Now, the Prosecutor Normal’s Workplace of the Russian Federation has blocked entry to the web site for Russian audiences, eradicating entry to anybody within the nation with out use of a proxy. The RIA Novosti news agency mentioned the transfer adopted GSC’s determination to stop enterprise in Russia (thanks, XGP.pl, through VGC).
Final month, GSC subtly modified the complete title of the upcoming Stalker 2: Coronary heart of Chornobyl to mirror the Romanised Ukrainian model of the title, fairly than utilizing “Chernobyl”, which relies on Romanised Russian.
A subsequent report recommended GSC was trying to transfer employees to Prague as a way to safely end its sport.
Stalker 2: Coronary heart of Chornobyl was beforehand set to launch on the finish of 2022 for PC and Xbox Sequence X/S, although growth has understandably been delayed.