Koch has told videogaming247 today that GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is slated for an August release.
The prequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl had gone without a date since the publisher took control of the game in January.
Survival shooter Clear Sky is still something of a mystery at the moment, but the reputation of the first game is bulletproof among PC gamers for being broken but brilliant.
We'll have more on this soon.