GSC Game World has quietly updated the spelling of the upcoming FPS, STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl.
The game’s subtitle was formerly spelled “Heart of Chernobyl”, which features the Russian spelling of the game’s location. However, likely due to Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine (the studio has spoken out in favor of Ukraine), GSC Game World changed “Chernobyl” to “Chornobyl” to reflect the spelling of the word Ukraine, like reported PC Gamers.
The change is said to have occurred on March 14 due to a Steam name update. The new spelling is visible in both standard Steam entries and descriptions of titles and Steam-related entries. PC Gamers indicates that despite this, the original spelling can still be seen on some promotional works and other listings.
GSC Game World has not publicly addressed this name change, but the studio is also based in Ukraine and has made it clear that it is focused on keeping its employees safe above all, choosing ignore the development of Stalker 2 while the conflict continues.
[Source: PC Gamer]