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STALKER 2 Cancelled, GSC Shut Down

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Felix Kemp
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GSC Game World, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, STALKER

STALKER 2 Cancelled, GSC Shut Down

CEO Closes Studio For "Unspecified Personal Reasons"

We've sad news to report for STALKER 2 and GSC Game World fans today, as not only have the studio cancelled work on the followup to the Chernobyl-set open-world shooter, but they too have been shut down, after CEO Sergei Grigorovich pulled the plug on both team and title for "unspecified personal reasons". Reports emerged earlier today of STALKER 2's cancellation, followed swiftly by rumours of GSC's demise.

The STALKER team denied the news on Twitter, until GSC director Dmitri Bourkovski took to the social networking site himself to publicly confirm the closure of GSC Game World and subsequently STALKER 2. We've no official word on why this has happened, although considering the current economical climate and the stagnating FPS genre, it's not hard to imagine financial concerns were at play. We'll have more for you on this as and when it develops. [Eurogamer]

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Soulreape  Dec. 9, 2011 at 17:25

At least that means we wont have to put up with another pointless, bug ridden piece of rubbish.

Blacklodge  Dec. 9, 2011 at 17:53

Troll....
This is a sad day for gaming as the pool gets ever smaller and the world of gaming ever more soulless and corporate.
They may have been buggy, but they were innovative and different and the latter is more important than the former will ever be.

Last edited by Blacklodge, Dec. 9, 2011 at 17:57
nodham  Dec. 9, 2011 at 18:24

Alright! Good news. I'm looking forward to more of this:
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/7/5/25275.jpg

Soulreape  Dec. 10, 2011 at 08:12

Troll....
This is a sad day for gaming as the pool gets ever smaller and the world of gaming ever more soulless and corporate.
They may have been buggy, but they were innovative and different and the latter is more important than the former will ever be.


No matter how much you polish it, a **** is still a ****! Monotonous boring game, I gave it 3 attempts because of it's so called "uniqueness" and I wont get that 8 or so hours back !

People like you have been singing the downfall of the gaming industry since it started, I have been gaming for over 30 years now and have seen many innovations in gaming, this was not one of them. It was pointless, free roaming un-engaging rubbish that wasn't even a tech demo in its day !

DivideByZero  Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:35

Any games outfit closing down is a sad day for gaming.

At first I hated stalker, but after getting passed a certain point it became amazing. It was deep, involving, creepy and fun. Just because you didn't get in to a game doesnt make it crap. I never got in to Mario, I always found the games so simple and dull, but they are not crap - they are just not for me.

Soulreape  Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:15

Any games outfit closing down is a sad day for gaming.

At first I hated stalker, but after getting passed a certain point it became amazing. It was deep, involving, creepy and fun. Just because you didn't get in to a game doesnt make it crap. I never got in to Mario, I always found the games so simple and dull, but they are not crap - they are just not for me.


So by that rational every game ever made is fantastic and as long as one person likes it , I am not allowed to have an opinion on it ?

I wasted 8 hours on stalker! That's hardly 5 minutes , and after that 8 hours it was still terrible ! So I am more than allowed my own opinion on it , I even bought the second and the third thinking I was missing something and these 2 would provide it !? I for one won't miss this particular games company. Sorry but that's life. And if they were as fantastic as you say they wouldn't be toes up at the moment would they ?

condracky  Dec. 10, 2011 at 17:12

Any games outfit closing down is a sad day for gaming.

At first I hated stalker, but after getting passed a certain point it became amazing. It was deep, involving, creepy and fun. Just because you didn't get in to a game doesnt make it crap. I never got in to Mario, I always found the games so simple and dull, but they are not crap - they are just not for me.


So by that rational every game ever made is fantastic and as long as one person likes it , I am not allowed to have an opinion on it ?

I wasted 8 hours on stalker! That's hardly 5 minutes , and after that 8 hours it was still terrible ! So I am more than allowed my own opinion on it , I even bought the second and the third thinking I was missing something and these 2 would provide it !? I for one won't miss this particular games company. Sorry but that's life. And if they were as fantastic as you say they wouldn't be toes up at the moment would they ?


Cool story bro, just keep on repeating yourself.

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