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STALKER 2 is dead

BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
edited April 2012 in Games and Technology
http://ukranews.com/ru/news/ukraine/2011/12/09/59663



1)one of the ukranian law enforcement structure was interested in taking control over GSC (translation - they wanted to capture the company and have their money/control their direction). -this seems odd
2)Grigorovich didn't like how STALKER 2 development was going


Motherfuckers

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    edit 2: The official tweet saying they are not closing has now been removed! WE are not totally up in the air as to whether it being shut down is true or not; could go either way.

    edit: Page linked is all rumor - now debunked; see GSC's official twitter:
    No we have not closed GSC or cancelled #stalker2

    edit: the above tweet was removed

    3) - Decided to close the company

    edit: looks like "discontent with S2 development" may just be speculation though.

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    That too

    Apparently the guys who won a DOTA tournament are getting the offices

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    Noooo get out of here Stalker :(

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    Oh that's cool

    Although that twitter link goes to a non existent page?

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  • Igpx407Igpx407 Registered User regular
    BigDes wrote:
    Oh that's cool

    Although that twitter link goes to a non existent page?

    Hmmm weird since it works for me. Here's the link to GSC's main twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    Ah cool,

    Still alive

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    They saw this thread and decided to respond!

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    ...and that tweet just got removed.

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  • AngryPuppyAngryPuppy Registered User regular
    My heart can't take this!

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  • Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    Oh dear.

    ("not PR. GSC closed.")

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  • DrakeDrake Space Villain Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    I wish something solid would come out, one way or the other.

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  • Lord_MordjaLord_Mordja Registered User regular
    Fuck. Fuckfuckfuck.
    First Community, now this.

    The worst year.

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  • The MantizThe Mantiz Registered User regular
    Oh man! This is baaaaaad news!

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  • DrakeDrake Space Villain Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    Yeah. This falls into the category of Fucking Terrible as far as video game shit goes.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    This is the removed tweet for those who are curious since it's gone now:

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    It's been confirmed on Eurogamer that Stalker 2 and GSC are both dead now.

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    So, can I edit the thread title again?

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Cincinnati, OhioRegistered User regular
    But why?

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    UPDATE 2: GSC director Dmitri Bourkovski has confirmed the closure of GSC and the cancellation of Stalker 2.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    BigDes wrote:
    So, can I edit the thread title again?

    You have used all your Energy for the day! If you wish to edit the thread title, please either wait (24 hours) or purchase some PA Energy from the Shop!

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    Awww... pants.

    Man, Stalker was an awesome series. And probably one of the very few that I'd say is good proof of that you can do an RPG without XP and levelling.

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    darleysam wrote:
    BigDes wrote:
    So, can I edit the thread title again?

    You have used all your Energy for the day! If you wish to edit the thread title, please either wait (24 hours) or purchase some PA Energy from the Shop!

    Dang, I knew I should have upgraded to a premium account

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    Whaaaaaaaaattt.

    This really fucking sucks.

    Man the STALKER series was one of the most atmopheric and awesome bunch of games of the last decade.

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  • The MantizThe Mantiz Registered User regular
    darleysam wrote:
    It's been confirmed on Eurogamer that Stalker 2 and GSC are both dead now.

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    The Stalker series is one of my absolute favorites. It is a tragedy that we wont see a proper sequel now :(
    But I made me realize that we had no idea how it was going to look or play. Because GSC never actually showed anything from the game. So maybe it really was turning out to be a bad game, too far from its roots since it was going to come out on consoles as well. But who knows?

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  • DrakeDrake Space Villain Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    STALKER is perhaps, to me, the most inspirational series of games out there. They did so many things that I think more games should emulate, and I've never spent so many hundreds of hours on a single series of games. This is really, really crappy.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Wow, I've never even heard of Stalker. And it's an RPG?

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote:
    Wow, I've never even heard of Stalker. And it's an RPG?

    First person shooter.

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  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

    :(

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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote:
    Wow, I've never even heard of Stalker. And it's an RPG?

    Depends how you define RPG, really. If you think the most important part of an RPG is adopting a role, then it's one of the most brilliant RPGs out there. If you subscribe to a more classic interpretation of RPG (levels, XP, etc.) then it's one of the most brilliant FPSes out there. Either way, a sad day for PC gaming.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    Big, vodka-soaked tears right now.

    This is seriously the worst :(

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    vsove wrote:
    Magic Pink wrote:
    Wow, I've never even heard of Stalker. And it's an RPG?

    Depends how you define RPG, really. If you think the most important part of an RPG is adopting a role, then it's one of the most brilliant RPGs out there. If you subscribe to a more classic interpretation of RPG (levels, XP, etc.) then it's one of the most brilliant FPSes out there. Either way, a sad day for PC gaming.

    Yeah technically it can be called an FPS. But to be honest, I've always considered it more of an RPG, and it genuinely is more RPG than a lot of other so-called RPG's on the market.

    In any case STALKER is a game set around the Chernobyl exculsion zone, where things have gone from bad to worse because now all sorts of weird stuff is happening in the area aside from the radiation. Mutants, spacial and temporal anomalies, and artifacts that seem to defy the laws of physics. The latter has been the cause of people breaking the exclusion zone, and seeking their fortune. These are the "Stalkers".

    Being from a smaller Eastern European developer, it was quirky and often buggy, but it was also ambitious and awesomely atmospheric.

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  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    Someone needs to swoop in and buy out this IP so we can STALK some more.

    That or make a spiritual sequel in Fukushima.

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    subedii wrote:
    vsove wrote:
    Magic Pink wrote:
    Wow, I've never even heard of Stalker. And it's an RPG?

    Depends how you define RPG, really. If you think the most important part of an RPG is adopting a role, then it's one of the most brilliant RPGs out there. If you subscribe to a more classic interpretation of RPG (levels, XP, etc.) then it's one of the most brilliant FPSes out there. Either way, a sad day for PC gaming.

    Yeah technically it's an FPS. But to be honest, I've always considered it more of an RPG, and it genuinely is more RPG than a lot of so-called RPG's on the market.

    No....it really isn't. Its closer to a horror game than an RPG.

    Whatever, though. I liked the first one.

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  • ZxerolZxerol Voted Sexiest Agamid 2014 Registered User regular
    All in all, this is a pretty shitty birthday present, Ukraine. I am disappoint.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    The year Russians ruined Christmas :(

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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    You know, I rarely get upset when a game is cancelled (except if I am working on it), but this is just.. man. STALKER really is my favourite series of games of all time, and it's because they offer an indescribable something that no one else out there does.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
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