New details on new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. gameplay mode

Back in June GSC revealed its plan to release a new gameplay mode - Freeplay - for S.T.A.L.K.E.R., and the developer's now expanded on the details it originally provided.

Planned for inclusion in the next patch for the game, Freeplay's a brand new single-player mode that's accessible once you've completed the game.

"In a nutshell," GSC senior PR manager Oleg Yavorsky has told us, "it's you and A-life only, no story scene limitations whatsoever - you can roam freely (players complained they couldn't properly explore some places, like Pripyat), accomplish random quests (a bunch of new tasks were written specifically for this mode), [and] find some new opportunities, such as picking up tasks from the military, for example."

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medziarz3946d ago

The atmosphere is unparalleled. Super graphics! It made me want to explore all the locations although there's no exp for engaging random creatures or bandits! Just walking and admiring the sights was awsome. Obviously the game was meant to be something much bigger but THQ wanted the fast buck. Perhaps clear sky will deliver something much closer to the makers' vision of stalker. Who's got the PC to put all the sliders to the maximum at full dynamic lightning setting?

VirusE3946d ago

Yeah i 100% agree!! The game sucked me into its bleak world like a turbo charged dyson vacuum.

Rooted_Dust3946d ago

I've got this game set to full. I wouldn't say this game has the best graphics I've ever seen, but I would say that it has one of the best atmospheres. This game is intense and hard, but I can't stop playing it.

VirusE3946d ago

Rooted did you get the shaders upgrade from guru3d? It makes the gfx a bit better and it makes everything run faster. What res are you running it at?

Rooted_Dust3946d ago (Edited 3946d ago )

No, I haven't upgraded the game at all since I installed it. Thanks for the tip. I'll install it when I get home.

VirusE3946d ago

It enabled me to run the game at 1920x1200 with everything full blast on vista 64 (it ran better under xp for me).