GSC Game World is confident that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky will be out across Europe on 5th September.
The openworld PC shooter had previously been expected in August; a date set after Clear Sky missed initial "early 2008" forecasts.
Clear Sky, a prequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., casts the player as a mercenary flitting allegiances between various factions in the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl.
Technology has been improved to make enemies smarter and the game run more smoothly; some of the areas that put dampeners on our enjoyment of S.T.A.L.K.E.R first time around.
Thankfully, developer GSC seems to have learned the lessons of over-ambition and doing too much at once. Clear Sky has taken only one and a half years to develop, and not six years like S.T.A.L.K.E.R..
Head over to our recent S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky interview to see what GSC had to say about the game.