S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Developer Closed Down

Reports have been flying around over the last couple of days going back and forth between confirming and denying the closure of GSC Game World, the Ukranian developer behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.

There is no official confirmation yet and conflicting reports are still circulating, but we are quite confident now that the studio is in fact closed/closing now.

A tweet made by the studio's director Dmitri Bourkovski said (in Russian): "Not PR. GSC closed."

Additionally, Ukrainian news site, UkraNews, reported that the studio's owner, Sergei Grigorovich, has decided to close it and promised to pay employee wages through February 2012.

The studio was working on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Comments

Gonna miss u stalker

somewhere I always wanted to work on the STALKER title. It was an amazing game. All games have kinks that need to be worked out. Hopefully the anomoly called STALKER series will return someday. It was pure action/adventure.

What FPS Vets dont want

Advertising to a wider audience, "lowering the threshold", or making a game "more accessible", are all just another way of saying "dumbing down". The previous poster is attacking CowaDoody because once it had the mass market it never changed or improved significantly, it just kept repeating the same crap over and over. This lowered the expectations of an entire generation of (new)FPS players. Piracy is part of the downfall of Singleplayer FPS as well, big developers can handle piracy cutting into their sales, but small ones cannot.

What FPS Vets dont want

Advertising to a wider audience, "lowering the threshold", or making a game "more accessible", are all just another way of saying "dumbing down". The previous poster is attacking CowaDoody because once it had the mass market it never changed or improved significantly, it just kept repeating the same crap over and over. This lowered the expectations of an entire generation of (new)FPS players. Piracy is part of the downfall of Singleplayer FPS as well, big developers can handle piracy cutting into their sales, but small ones cannot.

That would really suck.

That would really suck. Although the STALKER games were buggy, they had fantastic atmosphere, mod support (which fixed most bugs anyway), and got better with each game.

GSC is/was a quality developer. I'l take medium-sized developers that release innovative, imaginative games instead of the EA/Activision/THQ/etc that we have today.

i for one

feel real sry about it. I truly enjoyed the experience, but it was more or less the same afterwards. I feel sry, its good studio, good depth to things... shame

Well

I'm not saying the game is bad, but it was as buggy as hell, resource hungry as hell, it dragged on, and felt somewhat empty. on the up side, the mutants were done well, had a nice selection of everything, and has nice visuals.. But that's just how I felt playing it.

aw..

i know the 1st was good but riddled with bugs. and the second seem like an expansion. and the 3rd was better but on thesame area but they improved. *sigh* i was looking forward for this but now its gone. this was the only post apocalyptic game rivaled to fallout these days minus the level ups.

Sorry to say i´ve played the

Sorry to say i´ve played the 3 games/expansions, the "creature" is good, but NOT SO GOOD. And 2nd and 3rd are the same thing "reworked". Sorry for devs to close, but you cant expect that people will pay for the same thing 3 times

I disagree

The games that "are the same" seem to sell millions and millions. sims, sims2, sims3, Halo Halo2 Halo3 gears of war series. The list goes on and on. the biggest offender is EA with almost any game. command and conquer, need for speed, Madden every year madden comes out for 60 bucks and it should be a 10 dollar expansion pack but ppl buy it.

Not entirely true..

"Sorry for devs to close, but you cant expect that people will pay for the same thing 3 times "

On the contrary.. MW3 has just passed 1billion$ net and that is the same as MW2.. Which is the same as MW1.. And it was not even good to begin with..

I agree

The games that "are the same" seem to sell millions and millions. sims, sims2, sims3, Halo Halo2 Halo3 gears of war series. The list goes on and on. the biggest offender is EA with almost any game. command and conquer, need for speed, Madden every year madden comes out for 60 bucks and it should be a 10 dollar expansion pack but ppl buy it.

Add new comment