Initial STALKER instalments, Shadow of Chernobyl, first published in 2007. As we wait for GSC Game World to unveil the fourth installment in the series, one particular fan and modder has decided to recreate the original game.
First reported by DSOG, modder Andrey0007 has been nerfing the fan remake of STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, and revealed some screenshots of their work.
Andrey0007’s game overhaul mod is said to replace all textures with 4K versions. While some of this will be done using AI upscaling techniques, in some cases modders will also create some brand new textures.
And that’s not all, because Andrey0007 has bigger plans for this overhauled model. While we’ve seen how modders can change what is already an immersive environment, Andrey0007 also plans to replace it with higher quality sounds, dialogue, NPCs and even shaders.
However, it has to be said that these screenshots may look good, but the title already has a dozen pre-existing mods that do the same job. There’s no doubt about Andrey0007’s work, as it’s a daring attempt that, with the added restraint of commitment to gaming systems and lighting, could be stunning. However, it’s hard to ignore the graininess of these shots. What do you think?
Sadly, no one knows when the full overhaul mode will be complete and ready for people to play. However, if you find yourself unable to wait for STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl or this fan-made remake, Shadow of Chernobyl is still available for purchase on Steam right now (and there are plenty of mods available online to enhance you experience at the time exists).