The lights are on
A unconfirmed Ukraine report says Bethesda has acquired the publishing rights to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise. A sequel was canceled earlier this year when developer GSC Game World closed its doors.
According to the report, Bethesda can now make games based on the franchise with its own technology. It does not have the rights to extend the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe, however.
Bethesda PR manager Pete Hines declined to comment on the report.
This could be great
Just finished reading the new translation of Roadside Picnic, a real classic of the sci-fi genre, and up there with the greats. Couldn't think of a better developer to pick this up. good on you bethesda.x
this... this is excellent news. not good, excellent.
Wait. They can't expand on the universe's fiction? I'm not sure how well-defined the fiction was in the original but it seems like that might tie their hands a bit.
Oh my goodness...this is just......AMAZING! I was playing Call of Pripyat the other day and I wondered "Hmmm...how awesome would it be if Bethesda made this?" :D
This is quite awesome to hear!
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope they make it work because the series is amazing in the first place.