GSC Game World, creators of STALKER 2: Shadow of Chornobyl, is still bad and bad because they have not only had to deal with the difficulties of war, they have also suffered a hack and recently an internal error would have resulted in the leaking of some preliminary versions of the game.
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Internal error in GSC Game World would have resulted in a leak of STALKER 2
According to a report by Insider-Gaming, in recent days different development compilations of STALKER 2: Shadow of Chornobyl began to be shared on the Internet, a situation that immediately made us think of a new hack like the one the studio suffered last March being victim of Russian hackers. It is estimated that the material already circulating on the network is 193 GB, so its content could include large portions of the expected video game. It should be remembered that the Russian hack that turned into an extortion attempt consisted of 30 GB.
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However, early analysis of this leak shows that the encryption keeps the builds unplayable, meaning that you can’t run any builds outside of what would be the GS Game World development environment. This, coupled with the fact that no group of hackers claimed responsibility for the act, has been considered by the community as evidence that it could be an internal error from the study itself.
Although the development of STALKER 2: Shadow of Chornobyl was going well, the war between Russia and Ukraine changed everything and the team had to split up, organize in different ways and start new ways of working. This has led to rumors of delays and there are even some who claim that the game will arrive until 2025 but GSC Game World insists that the results are taking place despite the conditions that surround and affect them.
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