GSC Game World, developer studio of stalker 2has decided to change the official name of the game in its PC version: if we access its Steam page we can see that the subtitle that appear ‘Heart of Chornobyl’ instead of ‘Heart of Chernobyl’ original. The company has not specified the reason for this change, but from PC Gamer they relate it to the Russian invasion of Ukraine which, among its many effects on the video game industry, has caused the paralysis of the development of this game since this study has its headquartered in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
Why has Chernobyl been changed to Chornobyl?
Name ‘Chernobyl’by which most of us know the famous Ukrainian city where the unfortunate nuclear incident took place in 1986, is actually the Russian way of calling this town. That is why GSC Game World, one of the studios that has led the requests for help against the invasion of Russia, would have changed the name of its game so that the name ‘Chornobyl’ (or Chornbil, in Spanish) appears, which is what is the name of this city in ukrainian It is not an officially confirmed theory, but everything seems to indicate that this is the reason for the name change of stalker 2.
At the moment this change it is only reflected in some sections of the tab stalker 2 on Steam, while on images and official social networks, as well as on the Xbox digital store, keep the old name. We understand that little by little the title will be modified in other spaces so that for its launch, whenever it may be, it appears with the Ukrainian name of Chornobyl instead of its Russian version.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl It was scheduled to arrive on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC for December 8, a date that has most likely been compromised due to the current situation.