STALKER 2 cancelled as GSC Game World faces closure?

After initially denying reports that STALKER 2 been cancelled as its studio faces closure, GSC Game World appears to have confirmed its demise...


Dmitri Bourkovski, the man who appeared to out the cancellation of STALKER 2 and the demise of GSC Game World, tells BeefJack he has "no connection" to the project and was just reporting what he has heard. Not to say the reports aren't true, just that they appear to be unverified.

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ATi_Elite2507d ago Show
ATi_Elite2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Bad language...NOT REALLY cause i've seen worse language in articles, this thread, and why did i get 2 disagrees? Seriously I only posted FACTS and i informed the public FIRST that Dmitri Bourkovsk does not have a connection to STALKER 2 before they updated it on N4G!

I'm so sick of the Haters on this website that it's become very annoying. If you don't like my post then don't read them but many people like the information i provide.

I provided more information than the original article and once again I always provide links and proof and those links are the best sources of STALKER info that you can get from the Ukrainian Dev team.

Again NOTHING has been confirmed, NO official statements from any GSC employee and until i get an official Tweet from GSC or an official response from Sergei or Oleg then I'm sticking to this news being just a Rumor!

keep an eye on these links cause they are Official GSC links!/gscst...

STALKER 2 = 2012

ATi_Elite2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

Last information I got was that GSC Game World is in FACT closing their doors and STALKER 2 will be on hold................

Cause they are moving to a New Building!!! Once they get everything set-up development will resume but the game is still on target for a 2012 release date.

STALKER 2 2012!!

bozebo2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

No idea why people hate you :S
Well actually I do it's because they are morons. But don't worry, it's not just N4G - like 70% of the world's population are morons; most of them have an excuse though but not the ones here on N4G.

More onto the point, I'm so glad they are not actually closing ^_^ (are they? I am confuzzled)

I loved Cossacks but couldn't get into Stalker (had a bad graphics card so I borrowed it but I can max it easily now). Just as soon as I am 100% sure they aren't closing I will buy Stalker (don't want the money going to some evil publisher that ends up grabbing the IP).

edit: Oh... Stalker 2 is multiplat? Damn it's probably going to be rubbish then. Time will tell though...

Also, "heart broken", what? He said they AREN'T closing. Though word around the net seems to say they are :/ I'm still not sure.

JsonHenry2506d ago

This sucks so bad. Hopefully they sell it off to a decent developer so we can get more Stalker.

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RyuDrinksTheDew2507d ago

ah man, wow. big time bummer. :(


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kevnb2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

trying to go multiplat seems to have killed them... Let that be a lesson, consoles are mostly just for established blockbusters or big name devs.

NYC_Gamer2507d ago

doubt it's because of them going multi.i think they have been in some financial trouble for quite some time..4A games are not some big name studio and they are releasing a sequel to the cult hit Metro.

SolidGear32507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

The Metro team worked on the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and then branched off to create 4A. Maybe those GSC developers could goto 4A and start up a team to finish S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Maybe get backing from THQ to make it happen and ensure it goes multiplat.

kevnb2507d ago

4a has thq backing them, without them it would be the same story.

BongSmack2506d ago

It's more likely they didn't make enough from their first games in the series because their audience was limited to the PC.

Bladesfist2506d ago

They said it was for personal reasons...

bozebo2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

Financial failures are more common on consoles than PC tbh - especially since the uptake in digital distribution. (Stalker came about a little before digital distribution exploded but it was a huge financial success without DRM)

Ah, well... there have been some blundering MMO failures but that is because the games themselves were bad not because they were on PC.

# Staff costs are lower (dont need experts in a particular platform, there is a massive pool of PC programmers across the globe)
# Distribution costs are lower
# No platform fees to be paid
# Largest possible target audience (but it's then reduced a fair whack because ~80% of people pirate the game)
# Audience (in general) isn't shallow and will actually buy games with bad graphics (so small developers aren't shoved around by big name developers)

JsonHenry2506d ago

Except it sold really well on PC. More so than some Console only games. It may be just a ploy to get in good with another company that has publisher backing. For some reason the Stalker Games always had trouble finding a publisher for their games.

xtremexx2507d ago

i hate it when any game studio gets closed down or is going to be closed down

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