Weekly Poll Results - Have we seen the last of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Poll Results Posted by: GOODY on 07-05-2013 @ 08:21
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Have we seen the last of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
No! It will live on forever!
Start: 01-09-2012 13:04
Last: 07-04-2013 23:25
#1 - Posted by: Anyon (Member) on 01-10-2012 at 11:52
What tool makes these poll's? And STALKER Has such a Cult following it is improbable.
#2 - Posted by: Teemuslayer (Member) on 01-19-2012 at 13:32
...now why the hell would I play a mod that only steals other people's work AND makes the already easiest Stalker-game EVEN MORE easy ??
If anything, people should nearly start with MISERY or something.
#3 - Posted by: Anyon (Member) on 02-24-2012 at 01:38
Can we see the last of this poll maker? And wtf is Teemuslayer on about!
#4 - Posted by: Fluffy22 (Member) on 03-22-2012 at 19:29
Can we get this site fixed at some point? Polls, file views, PoTD viewing... 'Cause this place still has more bugs than Clear Sky when it was released.
It was working fine until the entire thing broke (probably since somebody changed some code on the server), and since then there has been only a half hearted attempt to fix it (probably since they didn't save a working version of the site before making changes to roll back to)
And I think Teemuslayer is referring to either Lurk or Complete, or some other mod along those lines.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is Officially Dead - Team forms new Game Studio - Official News Posted by: FFxSTALKERx on 04-26-2012 @ 10:31
This News Item has been viewed 54745 times! Well, it's finally official. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is dead (or frozen). No further work will be completed on the game and the entire team has left to form their own company.
In response to a tweet by a fan asking of the game was finally dead, The official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Twitter posted ""Officially" yes, but we will continue the spirit of the series in our new title Survarium".
With the fact that the team couldn't secure the IP rights to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Franchise and development couldn't continue, they had no choice but to let it go.
They've formed a new company called Vostok Games and they have plans to make a Free-2-Play FPS MMO game.
Quote:Impassable woods advance onto cities from every side, maddened animals and birds attack industrial complexes, military structures, warehouses and power plants. Towns are cut off from each other, there are no water supplies, no electricity, gas, communication is lost. Countries collapse, anarchy spreads throughout the world. Now force dictates who to survive. In the meantime, new species of greenery and animals purposely destroy human civilization. Strange plants and mushrooms grow through concrete and steel. Scientists all over the world haplessly try to cope with the anomaly sprawling across the Earth with terrifying speed.
"The concept of Survarium is a next evolution step for the idea of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. we’ve been working on for the last ten years. – said Project Lead Ruslan Didenko. – Survarium will go way further forcing mankind to fight for survival not only within the closed area of Chernobyl zone, but also far beyond."
"Technology versus nature, rational versus mystical. Such a confrontation enables us to take a new look at the current happenings in our world, - said Aleksey Sytianov, Lead Game Designer of the project. – Survarium will offer players an atmospheric world of civilization crash, filled with factions and loners, stalkers and hunters surviving in a wild anomalous environment."
They have also released a Developer Diary with information about the final days of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and GSC and their plans for their new company and game.
It's been a fun ride my fellow S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s and I look forward to still seeing you all in The Zone.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha is almost done. - Mod News Posted by: FFxSTALKERx on 01-20-2012 @ 12:13
This News Item has been viewed 64754 times! S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha aims to bring back the game envisioned in the early days of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Development. Many of the cut locations, mutants, NPCs, etc... are being added back into the game.
In a blog by 1C Ukraine's Sergey Galenkin he details some of what appears to have happened.
Quote:GSC is no more. Almost everyone is let go, only few people left and still employed. STALKER 2 project is closed.
My friends at GSC believe that the reason for that is failed console publishing deal. GSC couldn’t sign any publisher for STALKER 2 on consoles, and GSC wasn’t strong enough to do it all by itself. STALKER 2 was going to become PC exlcusive, which isn’t a great future for story-driven game.
Some say that Grigorovich demanded a lot from publishers and his terms were unacceptable, some say that publishers didn’t like setting – Eastern European postapocalypse is not that popular outside Europe. I don’t know which is true, but guess it is a bit of both.
Also, some people at GSC say that Grigorovich wasn’t happy with quality of STALKER 2, but others say it was going to be a great game and huge improvement over first one. One guy said that Grigorovich was tired of game development and no longer interested in STALKER at all, but I don’t believe it, knowing Sergey for last ten years. He might be tired, yes, but he loved STALKER.
I want to make sure it's clear that as of right now, all of this is unofficial and taken by someone who isn't a GSC Employee but it seems to be the best info we have right now.
For the Full version of the blog post (It's translated into English at the bottom of the page) go here.
On Monday we should get some Official Word from GSC on what is going on and the future of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series.
I for one don't see it dying here. There are books, clothing, movies and TV Shows that were being made in addition to the games themselves. Hopefully someone is able to pick up the IP and do it proper justice.
GSC Closed it's doors today?? The Rumor Mill Runs Wild. - Rumor Mill Posted by: FFxSTALKERx on 12-09-2011 @ 10:23
This News Item has been viewed 63326 times! In what might be the worst Christmas Present ever given, GSC might be closed for good.
Earlier today a Ukrainian News Site (UkraNews) posted that GSC Game World has shut down by owner Sergei Grigorovich. This was apparently told to the staff earlier today. At the time of posting, only Google Translations of the article were available for the English Speaking world but several sites (Rock Paper Shotgun and PC Gamer) had posted about it.
Shortly thereafter GSCStalker's Official Twitter posted a denial saying GSC wasn't closing but that has since been removed
In the most recent development (via RPS) a non-GSC employee, Dmitri Bourkovski tweeted, "Not PR. GSC closed.". Mr. Bourkovski is apparently a personal friend or acquaintance of GSC's CEO, Sergei Grigorovich.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has reached out to GSC for Official comment and got a "Sorry, no comments at this point." reply.
Things arn't looking so good in The Zone right now.
We'll keep you updated with the latest news as we learn it.