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Submitted by kamruk 1288d ago | rumor

Bethesda publishing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?

Xbigy Games' Kamran Draeger writes:

"According to the Ukrainian gaming guru Sergey Galyonkin, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is in development at it is being published by Bethesda." (Bethesda Softworks, PC, PS3, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Xbox 360)

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Letros  +   1288d ago | Well said
STALKER was loaded with bugs, but still incredibly fun, a perfect match for Bethesda.
Theo1130  +   1288d ago
Bubble add this man.

On topic, I don't know if this a good thing or a bad thing. Bethesda would want to bring this to consoles, and I don't mind that, but streamlining it for consoles would destroy what is fundamentally makes stalker a great game.
JsonHenry  +   1288d ago
STALKER 2 was being made for consoles in the first place. Hopefully now though it will be on next gen so it won't be too gimped on the PC version.
Theo1130  +   1288d ago

I'm not worried about the graphics aspect of stalker 2, it's about the interface, shooting, difficulty, and complexity of games developed in eastern Europe.

the stalker games are comparable to a dense book, it's hard to get into, but once you get into the right mind set, it becomes incredible, and I'm not sure bethesda understands that.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1288d ago
One of the reasons I'd never make Pc gaming my focus over console gaming. Having to find the right patch on thousands of torrents to make STALKER work while I could be doing some other worthwhile thing, like playing video games, is not my idea of fun.
beerkeg  +   1288d ago
Why would you need to use torrents to find the patch? A simple google search of 'stalker patch' would bring up on the second search result.

You're just showing that you don't know what you're talking about.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1288d ago
What I'm talking about is trial and error. I have no reason to lie and ive used that link you provided...why am I explaining myself to you? You're a nobody...kick rocks, lol
Theo1130  +   1288d ago
Wraith, you're high. No one goes to websites to get a patch, they're all automatic now...
Letros  +   1288d ago
Someone has never heard of steam...
Rubberlegs  +   1288d ago
Having to search around for the best place for game patches is old now. Either buy the game through Steam and never worry about updating it or most games have an auto update built it.
shodan74  +   1288d ago
I really hope so.
Alos88  +   1288d ago
It looks like Bethesda won't be satisfied until it owns every post apocalypic series out there!
MAJ0R  +   1288d ago
Well Bethesda is famous for taking over series like Fallout, so if they take STALKER over and make it as popular as their other famous RPG's, it wouldn't surprise me.

Although this does mean that STALKER would be stripped of any kind of depth that it had in the previous games, unfortunately.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1288d ago
STALKER coming to consoles? YAY!


I'm not a graphics whore so I honestly couldn't care less Loool. If a game is fun I'll play it, whether if looks like crap or not. Only children care about that kinda shit Lol.
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pr0digyZA  +   1288d ago
Always was going to be even when GSC was doing it.
decrypt  +   1288d ago
There goes another perfectly good franchise down the drain. Heres hoping it doesnt become another COD clone lol.


Anything that goes console and is a shooter, inevitably becomes a COD clone. Its so the console community will accept it.

I know its ridiculous right? get ready for day one DLCs and eventual dumbing down of the series(if not from the get go).
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Alos88  +   1288d ago
COD clone? What the hell are you talking about, that made no sense.
Edit: Stalker is more than just a shooter, and the idea that it coming to consoles means it will become a COD clone is beyond ridiculous.
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srcBFMVBMTH  +   1288d ago
Bethesda makes COD clones? That's pretty big news to me. I had no idea.

PS. I'd take Day 1 DLC over DRM's any day bro.
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beerkeg  +   1288d ago
Stalker going to consoles would be bad news no matter which way you spin it. Everything that was great about Stalker would go through the Consolitus Development Blender and come out as streamlined gooey crap.
Alos88  +   1288d ago
And again, you are basing this on nothing. Maybe you should judge the game AFTER we know anything about it?
T900  +   1288d ago

Yea just like Crysis 2..

Remember how the dev kept promising the game wouldnt get compromised due to console development.

In the end what came out was very linear corridor style game. Specially suited for the console demographic. Hell the PC version didnt even feature graphic adjustment features.

Sorry but most games that do go console, also tend to get the consolitus treatment.
Alos88  +   1288d ago
If that's true, then how did Crytec port the original Crysis to consoles? Blame the laziness of the devs, not the consoles.
T900  +   1288d ago
Alos seriously you either havent played Crysis on console or are being plane blind. The only way consoles do manage Crysis is with most of the vegetation and foliage missing. Not to mention the low res textures everywhere.
Bonerrr  +   1288d ago
Hope you enjoy sub par textures with 20 fps. With added screen tear and slow loading. I'm not being sarcastic.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1288d ago
Now how do you make it for the masses who never heard of stalker? Dumb it down & make a trailer so all the noobs can call it a metro rip off?
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DyingVendetta  +   1288d ago
This could be great news if true! Im still waiting on some kind of conformation of the development of fallout 4 :/
SlapHappyJesus  +   1288d ago
As long as they stay out of the actual development of it.
pr0digyZA  +   1288d ago
Using their engine, that wont end to well as it will have to have great lighting and atmosphere, we'll see if they pull it off. To me GSC mmo is going to be the new stalker.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1288d ago
I thought STALKER 2 was done for so this is great news for me even though Bethesda make buggy games.
Just glad to see STALKER still alive!
Moncole  +   1288d ago
I hope it doesn't happen.
Bonerrr  +   1288d ago
Damn. I got Stalker 1 on Steam yesterday and i have to say it's Interesting. Mostly because it's not a casual shooter and you need more than half a brain cell to understand what's going on.

Bethesda publishing this usually means they'll put the consoles first much like they did with Skyrim. I.E. it'll be a half arsed mess that has all the conformity to suit the console kiddies
Bethesda Softworks are Also renowned for putting unnecessary pressure on developers as we saw with New Vegas......
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SlapHappyJesus  +   1288d ago

Their games are less than compelling at this point. They are definitely the masters at selling shallow experiences as something much, much more.

Fallout 3 was decent enough, but what they did with the Elder Scrolls series, post-Morrowind, is disappointing.
Tornadobounce  +   1288d ago
Yes!! That's awesome!! You just took one in the jugular man!!
Detoxx  +   1288d ago
YES! Do want! Let's just hope Bethesda doesnt fuck PS3 owners this time around
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1288d ago
let hope they don't fuck the pc players since it has been a pc title all this time. It better not turn to an open world cod.

Cod turned into crap Bf3 is turning into cod, farcry 3 mutilplayer is like cod, crysis 2 mutilplayer is like cod & halo, seems only arma and valve games stay ture to the hardcore...

Also I think pc should be lead platform but that will probably not happen. Thankfully this will most likely be a next gen title.
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Detoxx  +   1287d ago
At least the PC community have mods, we PS3 owners aint got shit
h311rais3r  +   1288d ago
Hopefully it doesn't ruin the complexity. STALKER doesn't need stream lining. It's complexity is what makes stalker stalker
fossilfern  +   1288d ago
The quality of games coming out of Europe in the past 10 years has been unbelievable! Especially Eastern Europe
SlapHappyJesus  +   1288d ago
Couldn't agree more.
Strakken  +   1288d ago
Very Yes, Please Yes Very
aliengmr  +   1288d ago
Well, across the pond PC gaming is still taken seriously so I think little will change for the PC version.

Truth be told, I'll take a buggy Fallout NV over any COD a hundred times over.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1288d ago
What's S.T.A.L.K.E.R about anyway?
aliengmr  +   1288d ago
Well it takes place around Chernobyl, where a secret stuff was being done that caused the accident. The area around the reactor is the "zone". Stalkers are basically loners that roam the zone looking for artifacts. There are a couple factions that that are fighting in and around the zone. One wants to stop the zone from expanding, one wants to protect it because its their home of sorts, and the others want to study or loot artifacts.

That is the (very)basic rundown of STALKER. But as I was writing I realized that its actually pretty complex. So to the core fans, I apologize if I screwed up, its been a little while since I have played it. Also trying to avoid spoilers.

While the story is different, Metro 2033(the game) has has a very similar atmosphere in it.
Klonopin  +   1288d ago
This should wash off the awful aftertaste of RAGE. Thank you Bethesda, looking forward to it.

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