Chernobylite Anniversary—A Look Back

28 July, 2022

Stalkers!

It’s been a year since you’ve entered the Chernobylite‘s Chornobol Exclusion Zone in its full version on Steam. Time flies, especially when you’re dealing with a fractal dimension. It’s been a long journey from kickstarter to today and we want to thank you for your continuous support!

You can check out our surprise for you here, but for now, follow us through the most important events from the game’s past.

Inspiration

The Farm 51 released a virtual documentary about the Chernobyl catastrophe named “Chernobyl VR Project” in 2016 and spent a lot of time in the Exclusion Zone. The team realized that the gathered materials would be great for a video game. So they had a setting and combined it with inspirations from games like Silent Hill 2, some indie survival games, Fallout, and other RPGs.

In addition, the subject resonated with them—many still remember April 1986, when there was a kind of soft and unofficial lockdown in Poland related to a potential radiation threat. They lived in the shadow of Chernobyl.

Early Access launch

After a successful kickstarter campaign in 2019, the team released the game in EA on Steam the same year. Your passion and engagement motivated everyone to work on the game, bringing it to its final shape.

At this stage, Chernobylite grew significantly with the addition of new missions, characters, weapons, and more. Then it was ready for the full release.

You can see the journey here on the official Chernobylite website.

Full release

The full game launched on Steam in July 2021, and your response was amazing. Steam reviews and press coverage were positive, showing that you loved the game as much as the developer team does.

Next-gen consoles

Chernobylite launched on next-gen consoles in April, accompanied by a free PC Enhanced Edition. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in the game has never looked better!

See the performance details here.

DLC Roadmap

New content has been added to the game since the full release, including new missions, weapons, and maps. It’s been a long and fruitful journey, and there’s more to come. Check out our DLC roadmap for more details here.

Thank you for staying with us, Stalkers!

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