S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Is Still Kicking

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Is Still Kicking

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It looks like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 might be back in business.

Fans of bizarre, hard-ass PC-exclusive shooters set in desolate, post-Soviet wastelands got some bad news last month when word slipped out that GSC Game World had pulled the plug on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and was actually closing its doors. Confusion followed and nobody was entirely sure what was going on which, when you think about it, is really kind of appropriate for a drama involving an eastern European videogame studio.

Now, however, there's some good news, or at least the possibility that we will someday see more of the Zone. "The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. team is extremely happy!" the studio wrote on the official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Facebook page. "Why? Because we are continuing work on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 after the holidays."

All is not completely well, however. Despite the upbeat Facebook post, GSC rep Oleg Yavorsky told Edge that money still needs to be found. "We are still in the process of seeking funding to back up the project," he said. "We are hopeful things turn out well eventually. The team really wants to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R. continue."

1C Multimedia Marketing Director Sergey Galyonkin, meanwhile, wrote on his blog [Google translated] that "the team is currently in talks with potential investors, looking for people willing to invest in the development of the game. The project is still in limbo, but there is hope." Possibly-former GSC Game World CEO Sergei Grigorovich is not yet ready to make a statement, he added.

It's not an iron-clad assurance that the game will see the light of day, in other words, but it is good to know that somebody, somewhere [in Kiev, actually] is still fighting to get this thing done. As always, we'll keep you posted.

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Woohoo! THank goodness for that. I've only played Call of Pripyat, but it is engrossing. It's like Soivet Fallout.

That's great news. At least, AT LEAST, they still want to make it happen. And I want it to happen ohso badly.

I hope they find their investors.

Good to hear that it's still technically in the works.

Soviet Heavy:
Woohoo! THank goodness for that. I've only played Call of Pripyat, but it is engrossing. It's like Soivet Fallout.

The original STALKER is well worth playing. You can typically find it on Steam for pretty cheap, same goes for Clear Sky (which I have yet to complete due to bugs and now Skyrim).

Pull a Minecraft and start selling copies before the game is actually released.

Hell, I'd buy one now if they were selling it. I wouldn't care too much about not getting it for awhile, as long as they were dedicated to the project.

Jaeger_CDN:
Good to hear that it's still technically in the works.

Soviet Heavy:
Woohoo! THank goodness for that. I've only played Call of Pripyat, but it is engrossing. It's like Soivet Fallout.

The original STALKER is well worth playing. You can typically find it on Steam for pretty cheap, same goes for Clear Sky (which I have yet to complete due to bugs and now Skyrim).

Does Stalker Complete add the weapons maintenance system that is in Call of Pripyat?

You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

I still need to beat all three of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R games. >.<

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT GO!

666Satsuki:
You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

Even if it has to be released on consoles by the investor that still does not mean the pc version will be shit.

i think thq may do this since they know how well packing in good dx11 in a good game gets the attention of everyone calling themselves a hardcore pc gamer i.e metro 2033
that game sold really well.

Kinda hope they make it. I really liked the first STALKER, it's a fun little game once you adjust for the difficulty curve and you get a weapon that can hit the broad side of a barn.

Plus the ending was golden.

666Satsuki:
You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

Rather have this than have the game be postponed for 10 years or never released at all any day

Soviet Heavy:

Jaeger_CDN:
Good to hear that it's still technically in the works.

Soviet Heavy:
Woohoo! THank goodness for that. I've only played Call of Pripyat, but it is engrossing. It's like Soivet Fallout.

The original STALKER is well worth playing. You can typically find it on Steam for pretty cheap, same goes for Clear Sky (which I have yet to complete due to bugs and now Skyrim).

Does Stalker Complete add the weapons maintenance system that is in Call of Pripyat?

To be honest I don't know, I haven't used the Complete mods for any of the games. Most of the mods I ever used were just to fix major bugs and correct weapon names.

Jaeger_CDN:

Soviet Heavy:

Jaeger_CDN:
Good to hear that it's still technically in the works.

The original STALKER is well worth playing. You can typically find it on Steam for pretty cheap, same goes for Clear Sky (which I have yet to complete due to bugs and now Skyrim).

Does Stalker Complete add the weapons maintenance system that is in Call of Pripyat?

To be honest I don't know, I haven't used the Complete mods for any of the games. Most of the mods I ever used were just to fix major bugs and correct weapon names.

That's what bothered me about the first game. Everything would deteriorate over time, even your nice exoskeleton. I like to keep things in good shape.

*celebratory dance* good news, come on investors dig deep and give generously.

ShaneGunWolf:
I still need to beat all three of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R games. >.<

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT GO!

Same here but I also need to buy Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat.

Soviet Heavy:

Does Stalker Complete add the weapons maintenance system that is in Call of Pripyat?

While I don't know what CoP's maintenance system was like (I have it, just haven't played it), the Complete one allows repairs from both identical weaponry, offshoots (non-unique stuff repairs the unique version, for example) and repair kits.

Joshimodo:

Soviet Heavy:

Does Stalker Complete add the weapons maintenance system that is in Call of Pripyat?

While I don't know what CoP's maintenance system was like (I have it, just haven't played it), the Complete one allows repairs from both identical weaponry, offshoots (non-unique stuff repairs the unique version, for example) and repair kits.

In Call of Pripyat, certain NPCs would provide upgrades and maintenance for your equipment at a small price. By giving them tools for better work, they would in turn provide you with better weapons and armour.

I loved STALKER and I can't wait for this! Although it was a little bit difficult to get into, it was well worth it.

As soon as I saw this I literally froze, turned off everything that was playing and clicked on this.

I LOVE the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series it was just amazing, when I saw the words S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and canceled in the same sentence I just went depressed.

But now its back YAY.

Skizle:

666Satsuki:
You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

Rather have this than have the game be postponed for 10 years or never released at all any day

Do you know what that mindset got us? AVP3. And all the other console bastardizations.

I'm very glad to hear this. Despite having never played or even watched footage from any of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, I've still developed quite a fondness for the series just from hearing people talk about it. (Kinda like Alpha Protocol and KOTOR II.) I'd very much like for the series to continue and thrive, so this is great news.

Oh man, I'm almost scared to be optimistic about this. Hopefully we'll hear news about them securing an investor soon.

Fawxy:
Pull a Minecraft and start selling copies before the game is actually released.

Hell, I'd buy one now if they were selling it. I wouldn't care too much about not getting it for awhile, as long as they were dedicated to the project.

Fuck yeah! This is an excellent idea. I'd pay for it now and be glad to wait a year or two. Hell, I pre-ordered Skyrim and New Vegas six months in advance, why not a year or more?

I hope this turns out alright. I really liked the STALKER games. Or... at least the one I have played. Haven't touched CS and CoP yet. XD

I've owned all of the STALKER games for who knows how long, I just need to get around to 'em. Beautiful games, especially with the HD texture packs!

Very good news! SoC and Call of Pripyat are games I still replay now and then - SoC has aged quite well in my opinion. I am definitely looking forward to this one!

Oh no, its Timesplitters all over again, damn you investors! Why cant you see that it is a good game and finace it?

Andy Chalk:
World had pulled the plug on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and was actually closing its doors.

And to think that some people lost their faith...
You're not fit to become STALKERS guys. It's all about faith and hope. Also vodka and Dragunov sniper rifle. :D

666Satsuki:
You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

Thats not the way game development works in Russia and Eastern Europe.

I don't understand why they so desperately need money, did the first 3 not make a profit?

The ZONE veterans approve.

After finishing SoC I was sad to hear that they were going out of business, but I'm Currently playing CS and I'm not feeling so bad about it anymore.

OT:Still good news as long as Stalker 2 gets good mods out to iron out the massive bugs sure to be in it.

YES! I love that series, I just hope we get a nice modding community this time around!

666Satsuki:
You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

As much as I would hate that, I have an xbox for this type of situation. As long as it comes out and as long as it isn't half-assed, you will find STALKER 2 in my game library, no matter the platform.

666Satsuki:
You guys all know whats going to happen right? They are going to find an investor but that investor is going to make them release it for consoles instead.

I distinctly recall reading they were planning a console version as well, but that was a few months ago.

This is amazing. My faith in humanity is 50% restored.

It'l be fully restored when someone does something so awesome, like re-construct all 5 pokemon regions on minecraft. Something like that.

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