GSC Game World announces S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 - the official sequel to best-selling game series - in development now. A completely new multi-platform technology developed by GSC will make the core of the game.
STALKER has always been cool but incredibly glitchy. If it comes to consoles I hope they iron out the gltiches.
you never played Call of Prypiat anyway I hope to god they won't consolize it
They maybe will. And that sucks hard. But look at Mafia 2, a positive example for PC gamers. It's either a PC game being consolized or a console game is PC-dominated.
What does mean "consolize"? I love STALKER btw, only played Shadow of Chernobil some time ago because my PC is not a dedicated gaming device. I hope I can build a decent (not more than $400 Pc) that can be plugged to my TV and play Call of Prypiat.
What do you think it means? It means possibly dumbing it down so a console can run it. I'm hoping multi-platform refers to Mac and PC. It seems everyone is upset with seeing this being a multi-platform title. http://boards.4chan.org/v/r...
They wouldn't have to "consolize" it if wasn't pirated so much.
@Akagi the original Stalker sold something like 3 million copies, and the new one that came out earlier this year sold 2 pretty easy. Even if it's getting pirated, they probably don't care. Hell that's what Bioshock 1 managed to do on the PC and 360. Not to mention 2 million is more than what Bioshock 2 sold on three platforms.
@Arnon Well, that is a stupid definition. If any devel "consolize" their game is their choice, probably the game is just a bad port from xbox360 to PC. That means a cheap afterthought, for the quick cash. Nobody is expecting console games to be equal than PCs, so dumbing them down is a conscious developer decision, and only developers are to blame not consoles themselves. I wonder if "Consolize" then is just the PC being more and more irrelevant perhaps? Regarding STALKER. I can see why PC gamers feel entitled to this game, similar situation to FFXIII moving to the xbox. However contrary to FFXIII, and quite similar to what MAfia 2 developers did, I dont doubt GSC will put together the best game they can running on PC. They have the experience and the engine. I dont see why the game should be "consolized".
This is probably one of my favorite game series ever. I really hope they do it right so that PC gamers will not immediately feel like they got bent over and console only kiddos will enjoy a great game.
Most of the reason it had glitches was due to the high level of performance the engine demaned.
Based on previous console titles, I'd imagine its going to be quite the reduced experience. Gameplay fundamentals are still good though.
I own STALKER: Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat, but I haven't gotten around to playing them yet. I bought way too many games during Steam's summer sale.
As far as STALKER 2 goes, if its the same situation as Mafia 2 where there are frame rate issues and noticebly reduced detail in the graphics, then I'll get the PC version for sure, but if they do a good job on the console versions of this game I might get it for PS3. I'm still waiting to see how Crysis 2 is going to be like on PS3.
Shadow of Chernobyl runs fine on the latest patch, I dunno about Clear Sky, and CoP didn't even have any bugs when I played the NA release.
i just installed Call of Prypiat a few weeks back, started it but havent continued yet due to back log of games.. i just got back into pc games and it was the worst decision i made.. the mods are keeping me away from my console i fell in love with fallout 3 all over again thanks to mods.. i hope to finish Call of Prypiat by next week though..
lol im also playing fallout 3 because of mods
meh PC's needs STALKER 2 alot more than console's do thats for certain, anyway it ll a bug ridden mess like the original,
This is the single best piece of news I've heard all year. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEET!
just started shadow of chirnobyl again, awesome game despite the glitches. Best post apocalyptic mood ever . EDIT ---G36 for the win.
I cannot wait, I just hope they dont dumb it down, which for some reason that tends to happen when they make a PC only game into a multiplatform game.
this is a PC nerd developer just like with Mafia 2, who should leave consoles alone! cause we can only await some really bad ports...
Haha, so you don't play GTA series or Call of Duty because they originated on PC as well. Fail
can't argue with that, but i'm also a PC gamer since the old Cyrix times, so that was a miss :D i just can't stand when companies/developers want to make a quick buck with console ports... and therefor moneyhungry PC developers fail :p
@ allround it is not a specific thing about PC devloper , console devlopers also make bad ports most of the time.
Ugh, this could reaaally get dumbed down for consoles. I'm happy they're finally making S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 though (although Call of Pripyat is honestly worthy of that title).
ah man, had to happen at some point i suppose. anything that is slightly popular eventually makes its way to consoles nowadays.
Damn.Stalker 2 will be gimped for the sake of putting it on consoles.Good news about Stalker 2 but I'm still pissed
It would just increase the sales of the series and the more money they had the better the following games would be.
Because if you've played the other ones, you could tell that they'ed have to completely redesign the interface for consoles. The general design of the game itself feels made for mouse and keyboard. And with how big the game is and the fact that the series is generally VERY demanding game (the original barely ran around 30fps with objects dynamic lighting on GeForce 7800s when it came out, let alone FULL dynamic lighting. 8800s drilled through it nicely though) I do admit that the first one was badly optimized though, but still. The graphics made up a huge part of the atmosphere.
It was okay. The game gets kind of stale pretty quickly.
Because they are more than likely going to take everything out that made the games so great in the first place. Take a look at Deus Ex 2, a prime example.
You couldn't have played it for that long then because the game gets better as you go on. The first hour or two is the worst part of the game as you only start off with a pistol. As soon as you get the automatic weapons the game really kicks off. I can't see how anyone would think it was stale once they got to the sewer section, and beyond.
Completely redesign it? Dude. It's an FPS with a few RPG elements and a friggin' inventory system. That's it. Did you forget somewhere down the line that the PS3 has full keyboard/mouse support anyway? Hell, you can control the pointer with a pad anyway. There's nothing overly complex about STALKER. I love the game but you and everyone else is acting like it's some super-hard, omega-complex game of doom when it's really not. If a game like Demon's Souls can be released on PS3 as hard and complex as IT was, then so can a proper STALKER game. And as for graphics...Where have you been? Killzone 2 came out in 2009 and looked heaps better than vanilla STALKER, let alone STALKER with mods. It was a nice-looking game but it was just poorly optimized and ran on a shitty engine to boot. I've had lengthy convos with many modders of STALKER and they've all complained to me about how crappy the engine is to work with. That's what happens when you delay a game for almost a decade before releasing it.
*puts on kevlar and leaves S-L-O-W-L-Y*
Look at Metro 2033, another Eastern European developer (I think they were Ukrainian) who made for both PC and consoles - they 360 version wasn't dumbed down a bit. GSC know that they have really hardcore fans, and that they're a PC cult, so I have total faith they're not going to dumb it down. Hey - this isn't Activision we're talking about! HIIIIYOOOO!
Metro 2033 consists of people who split up from GSC
See! Backs up my point! On a slightly seperate note - if they can make STALKER 2 look anything near as Metro 2033 on highest settings, I'm in. The lighting was nothing short of stunning, and it was so goddamn moody.
Metro felt more like a PC game ported to consoles than a multiplat work. I've seen screenshots of the 360s graphics, and they are awful compared to the PC version. It looks like it killed the atmosphere. The gameplay felt like something made for PCs too.
The 360 version of Metro 2033 looks great. Maybe you should play the game instead judging from some screenshots. It didn't have the physx support like the PC version has but still looks good.
Metro 2033 on the 360 run full of framerate problems!And the game itself is average!It seems something before the release (all the hype and nice looking screenshots!)but then,it did not live up to all the fuzz,and the framerate really sucks!
If you cant believe that they could make a great multiplatform game without downgrading the series just because its on the consoles.
Finally, a real sequel. Stalker is awesome.
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