Some new information of Stalker 2: "We are developing Stalker 2 for PC and then it will be ported to console. PC is our favorite platform."
It's high time to change the engine. Poor optimization and outdated textures take away from the overall experience.
All new engine, the biggest problem with X-ray was that it only supported 1 CPU core...fail. I am excited for this game, I loved the first 3.
I had hoped this would make it's way to console but with it being on the xbox360 as well, all hope that it will be as great or better experience than atleast the first stalker on high end PC is gone. It will be yet another watered down experience to suit a certain console demographic and the PC version will suffer for it. This gen has given me some incredible experiences but it's also brought a lot of pain to me for the beating gaming has taken this gen from stupidity and greed.
Well it's hard to tell, they said the PC version will be focused on and released first, much like CDProjekt is doing with The Witcher 2, so I'm guessing it will just be dumbed down later.
Yeah, the X-ray engine definitely wasn't designed properly for modern systems. I can say though that the lighting is amazing though, especially on Call of Pripyat during lightning storms.
The game did NOT scale very well. But if you had a top end rig it was a beautiful game and the lighting effects were top notch. The atmosphere and gameplay is what made this game great though.
if i dont have a new computer by then, sure i'll get console verson =) LOVE me some stalkeer, playing original atm with mods, amazing game realistic RPG, very unique and amazing its just SO DAMN DEPRESSING
Cool! Love female russian accents.
but maybe theyre just kissing ass, who knows.
No way in hell I'm touching this game for anything else than PC. L.U.R.K. and enviorment/Texture mods. Seriously. I mean, the Vanilla S.T.A.L.K.E.R. isn't bad, but it's so much better with at least L.U.R.K. in it.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2? How is it S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2? What was Call of Pripyat and Clear Sky? Well, Clear Sky was actually a prequel so that has an excuse, but wasn't Call of Pripyat a sequel? That doesn't make any sense so my only guess is that it is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl 2. But hell yeah, I love the others. I just don't have a computer to run them at max. My computer sucks.
STALKER 2 = Next generation of STALKER.
think of them like GTA3 and then GTAVC and GTASA the other two were stand alone add ons to the story of the first
Clear Sky was a prequel. Call of Pripyat, however, could have been called STALKER 2. But I just hope it finishes the story of Strelok instead of introducing a new character.
and tomorrow I might say Half Life 2. Seriously GSC is a great developer and the X-Ray engine produced some of the best graphics, sound, and atmosphere ever in a an OPEN world FPS game. glad they have updated the X-Ray engine cause the old one only ran on a single core and bottlenecked the GPU thus requiring you to have a high/mid range system to see all the eye candy. The X-Ray engine is easily my favorite graphics engine and the Stalker series provides great FPS mechanics and lots of RPG elements. STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl STALKER Priboi Story (Fan mod w/ alternate story) STALKER Clear Sky (Prequel) STALKER Call Of Pripyat (concludes the story) When I heard STALKER was coming to console several months ago I about cried as I didn't want my favorite game dumb down to stupidity as the A-Life AI System in STALKER is one of the best AI I have ever played against. Good to see GSC hold it's PC fan base to such a high regard by not dumbing down a master piece on the PC. The Stalker Series has a ton of mods and if you got a PC with muscle may I suggest playing all three games with the Complete mod then play them again with LURK and also try out Stalker Priboi Story which is a mod to Shadow of Chernobyl that changes the story. If you own a console I really suggest you pick this up when it comes out as it has everything that a single player gamer could want. FPS/RPG adventure horror mutants faction warfare open world kill fest with a great story. Glad to see GSC adding female STALKERS to the Zone so now I can have something cute and warm to snuggle up with inside my LURK sleeping bag. 2012 isn't coming fast enough.
Get out of here Stalker!
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