The lights are on
This year saw the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pipyat, and Ukrainian developer GSC Game World is rolling on with another title in the franchise. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is expected sometime in 2012 for multiple platforms.
The game will be the "next chapter" in the series, according to GSC CEO Sergiy Grygorovych, who promises that the game will run an all-new technology developed by the company itself. There aren't any details about the game itself yet, but perhaps it's worth noting that this is the first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel to actually be numbered. Before Call of Pipyat (shown) there was 2008's Clear Sky, which was a prequel to the original game, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.
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Looks very similar to Metro 2033. Those commies need to branch out.
This is great! I have been waiting for a true sequel for the past few years.
I wonder which is better, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or Metro 2033.
"S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is expected sometime in 2012 for multiple platforms."
S.T.A.L.K.E.R has always been a game with great atmosphere, I hope this true sequel continues that.
Its too early to know... but I hope this game can hold a candle to the original.
Question never played the first so is a survival horror or sci-fi action game?
I am guessing Fall 2012. Perhaps a launch title for the next round of consoles.
never played the original, but I want to. Wonder if they will release them on consoles before they release this? that would be nice
THQ seems to like the idea of having their studios work on multiple projects at once. Volition has Red Faction Armageddon, Saints Row 3, AND are now adding in an action RPG development as well. GSC now working on both Metro 2034 and STALKER 2. Well if they can pull it off then congrats to them.
that just made my day
Awesome! S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pipyat was the best game in the series yet, I can't wait to see what they can do next.
Hope they'll be able to really fine tune the game for release, both metro and the first stalker were filled with AI and gameplay bugs that really took away some of the enjoyment for me.
It scares me that they're releasing this on "multiple platforms." I hope development of the PC version doesn't suffer because they now have to worry about developing for consoles.
They're probably looking at what Crysis 2 is doing and taking a few notes.
I'd like to see as many gamers as possible get their hands on this game, I just hope they don't forget that this is first and foremost a PC game.
I believe it is spelled "Pripyat", otherwise, very cool.
never played any of them
Cool, sounds like I might get to play this one if its on consoles