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  S.T.A.L.K.E.R. coming to consoles??? - Official News
  Posted by: gamerush on 09-28-2007 @ 07:38 - Source: Computer and Videogames.com
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. crew GSC Game World, traditionally a PC-focused studio, is casting a serious eye over console development...

"PC game development is very traditional for ex-USSR and over 90 percent of gamers here play on PCs. However, we are pretty aware of the tendencies in the markets internationally and have been considering console development for a while", GSC project manager Anton Bolshakov revealed in an interview we'll be publishing shortly.

Considering the success the developer's experienced with S.T.A.L.K.E.R., it's a safe bet this is the franchise it'd bring to console if it pursued console development in earnest, although the studio's also known for its strategy games such as Cossacks.

However, while GSC says console development has been under consideration for some time, Bolshakov told us there are "no announcements yet". So for now it's a case of watch this space...




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Total comments: 14 | Last comment: 10-18-2007 at 11:10

 #1 - 09-28-2007 at 07:48
brothersurplice
From: (Coventry)
Joined: July 24th, 2007
Posts: 157
sounds intresting

 #2 - 09-28-2007 at 13:35
SovietSoldat
Joined: April 9th, 2007
Posts: 14
Xbox please

 #3 - 09-28-2007 at 14:30
Erased
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Joined: April 24th, 2007
Posts: 24
Fps's on consoles don't seem to handle well, but it'll be interesting to see how this goes

 #4 - 09-28-2007 at 14:50
Fadeaway
Joined: June 16th, 2005
Posts: 407
Sure, it's a simple, dumbed down FPS-coincidentally-called-an-RPG-too.

Consoles might not be able to handle it, but the casual gamer would snap it up.

 #5 - 09-28-2007 at 16:37
the_real_meepokman
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Joined: September 10th, 2005
Posts: 287
The system stats will have to be tuned down a lot. Consoles probably will not be able to run it on PC specs. Plus, aiming is much harder. Still, there will probably be less bugs.

 #6 - 09-29-2007 at 08:02
AnUub1s
Joined: July 30th, 2007
Posts: 2
@5
ehh i hope u wanted to say that the game (i mean s.t.a.l.k.e.r.) can be graphicaly over-tuned cuz for example PS3`s "next"-gen" games r curently using about 30percent
of the consoles main hardware power and most of them r looking the same or even bethet then s.t.a.l.k.e.r. Roll Eyes (sarcastic)

 #7 - NO NO NO NO!!!! - 09-29-2007 at 08:13
Dimand
From: (NSW)
Joined: April 24th, 2007
Posts: 125
Arg no, whenever devs start developing gamed for consols/pc, the game goes to shi t cause the consoles are hard to design for, and this holds them back, so the pc version is held back too.

NOOOOOOOOO!

 #8 - 09-29-2007 at 09:20
TheRedScare
From: (Tennessee)
Joined: April 28th, 2007
Posts: 3
I really don't see what the big hype is with consoles. I've personally never liked them, particularly when it comes to FPSs. I've always hated the controls (They just seem unresponsive, and it's a pain in the **** to get precision aiming). I'm a mouse and keyboard guy.
True, with consoles you know what your limits are, compared to PCs where no two are the same. But that also limits the creativity, customization, and open-endedness (Not a real word, but whatever) because your limited to what the system can/can't do and how much space (The CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, etc) you have to put your game in. Oh well, my two cents.

 #9 - @5 - 09-30-2007 at 02:56
Fadeaway
Joined: June 16th, 2005
Posts: 407
Better than on a good PC? I doubt it. Take your colossally-overpriced monster away from the Zone, fanboy.

 #10 - noooooooooo!!!!!! :( - 10-01-2007 at 06:05
foxdeniz
Joined: May 10th, 2007
Posts: 11
Fu*k consoles!!!!!! madTwo Thumbs Down!

 #11 - XBOX 360? - 10-01-2007 at 15:14
nazikillah
From: (Fort Worth,Texas)
Joined: April 22nd, 2006
Posts: 28
um... if this game were to pe put on a console,then the 360 would be a great choice.the gfx on stalker arent the best that ive ever seen.i mean look at gears of war, and compare the 2.hell yes i think consoles can run this game!i would love to get achivements on stalker on my xbox.now dont get me wrong,i used to be a console guy myself,only cuase when i was young my family couldnt afford a pc.Cry
but now im a hardcore pc gamer that plays lots of fps's.my 360 gathers dust while i play my pc.Beer! Beer!but i love stalker and think that our console bound brethren shouldnt be denied this great game!

 #12 - 10-01-2007 at 15:17
nazikillah
From: (Fort Worth,Texas)
Joined: April 22nd, 2006
Posts: 28
oh yeah the gfx should be overhualled for the next gen consoles.BETTER GFX BETTER GFX!Aaargh!!!

 #13 - oh god not again - 10-11-2007 at 10:26
reallybigjohnson
From: (wisconsin)
Joined: November 16th, 2004
Posts: 57
all i have to say to this is "oblivion" developing it for both console and pc basically meant dumming it down for console. it took a year for modders to get it to where i consider it a really good game. i just hope they have to seperate development teams, serious programmers and artists on the pc version and they can put the 12 year olds with crayons developing the console version.

PS the graphics are about as good as they are going to get on the Playstation 3. even if its only using 30 percent of its processing power its severely limited by its memory (only 256) which means a lot more loading or smaller textures.

 #14 - Consoles? You've got to be kidding me. - 10-18-2007 at 11:10
Simple_Snow
Joined: October 18th, 2007
Posts: 28
This is a PC game. Always has been, always will be, in my opinion. If you even look at some of the original promotional videos on youtube, and i quote:
"STALKER is going to be a real reward for the hardcore PC gamer. The type of people that spend all their time upgrading their systems with new graphics cards, new hard drives and stuff are really going to feel rewarded".

In my opinion, this game is going to be absolutely ruined if you put it onto any console, you will lose all that makes it good.



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