The lights are on
Rumors surfaced earlier this year that developer GSC Game World was closing and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was being put on ice. Those rumors were true.
Today it is confirmed GSC Game World has been shut down and work on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel has been halted. Not all is lost, however. Team members of GCS formed a new studio, Vostok Games, and are working on a new project.
"We did not reach agreement with the rights owner regarding the use of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand, that’s why we made the decision to move forward as an independent studio with a new project. That day became our starting point for Vostok Games," the team said on its official website.
Vostok is working on a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter called Survarium (working title).
"The concept of Survarium is a next evolution step for the idea of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. we’ve been working on for the last ten years, said project lead Ruslan Didenko. "Survarium will go way further forcing mankind to fight for survival not only within the closed area of Chernobyl zone, but also far beyond."
Survarium is set for release sometime near the end 2013 for PC. Posted above is the game's first concept artwork.
[Source: Vostok Games]
There is no justice.....
i have no interest whatsoever in playing the game they are trying to spin it into...ya STALKER fans are reallly lookin for an MMO FPS..what a joke..GJ corporate (or whoever pulled the trigger on this decision/mistake)
Whats with all the canceled games this year?
A sad day indeed. Hopefully they or someone can pick up the license eventually. STALKER was a great game!
How strange that this was posted the day before the 26th "anniversary" of the Chernobyl disaster. Was looking forward to playing this game on 360 or PS3 since it was supposed to be released for these consoles.
Looks like Survarium will also feature radioactivity, as the website has that sign.. In the meantime, enjoy Nature:
Well, at least there doing something, I hope to see this new project turn into something great
Doesn't surprise me. Hardly any info for a long time, just give it up.
I used to live in Ukraine, it was discusting seing my own country pirate our own games
The creators of Metro 2033 (4A Games) should make STALKER 2 since some of them formerly worked on the STALKER games.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat was the best out of the three, so we could assume that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 would have been even better.
That's unfortunate. I haven't played the original, but I want to. I was looking forward to the sequel, but it looks like that won't happen. I have zero interest in their new project.
Nooooo...... I wanted to play that game.