It seems the trusted source at the Ukrainian blog may or may not be making false assumptions.
They were not going to confirm that this was the case on their Facebook after nearly a day of this news emerged anyway. I still hope the news is true though. If GSC is not going to make this game due to financial problems, then Bethesda should do it. At least we would get a chance to play it.
STALKER is very world centered and doesn't care about the player. Things happen when you're not involved, and you're not saving the world. That's very different from Bethesda's player centered worlds, in which nothing happens if the player isn't there to participate in it, so I wonder if they could pull it off.
What are you talking about? Have you played Oblivion, Skyrim, or Fallout 3?
Did you copy n paste your post from PC Gamer or are you the same person who posted this on PC Gamer?
A couple Kegs of Good Vodka, a few Ukrainian Devs, and Bethesda can knock out STALKER 2 by October 2013. j/k Seriously though, STALKER has a HUGE following and MOD community. There are PLENTY of new Devs waiting in line to Step up and make STALKER 2. Several high profile Stalker Modders would be great to start the new team with. I have 100% faith that one of my favorite Series of all times will rise up from the radioactive ashes of The Zone to trill Gamers once more. According to the Old team STALKER 2 is halfway finished anyway but I'm sure updates and changes would be made. "He was a Good STALKER"
It's better this way.. It would have become a mass market console game anyway. Then all the noobs would call it a merto 2033 rip off.
Bad move!IT shoud have stayed away from greeding companys like Zenimax!It will end up been a cash in just for the money and not the content!Stalker was a love labor made by an independent developer,just like the Witcher games,if ZENIMAX gets the IP we the players most likely will end up with a unfinnish game with no soul like RAGE!
Give the franchise over to someone who will actually do it justice. Or just let it die. Bethesda may have done Fallout 3, but Stalker is a whole different kind of IP.
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