The Xbox store removed the option to pre-order any editions STALKER 2, but the game page remained. This opportunity was preserved in the Steam, EGS, and GOG stores. The game was cancelled, delayed, or some other reason became apparent to users.
The developers initially did not comment on this situation and did not offer any explanations. The data was posted on Discord by the creators just a few hours later.
Pre-orders cannot be resumed until the release date is announced. The community manager stated that the pre-order button would be available once the release date has been made public.
This seems very logical, considering that the game was already moved to 2023. However, no date has been set.
An earlier version of the STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl console was leaked by a pseudonymous blogger.