As I’m sure some people have read already that the developer of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise GSC Game World has been shut down by owner Sergei Grigorovich.
1C Ukraine’s Sergey Galenkin has stated that “GSC is closed, a fact confirmed by all. The team is almost completely dissolved, the state has only a few people.” Galenkin blames the cost of developing a PC only shooter for a European audience, and a failed console publishing deal, for the collapse of the developer.
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What this means for the future of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is unclear however I wont be surprised if the franchise make appearance again in the future under the wing of a new team.
Today apparently S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 artwork was released which shows what they where trying to achieve in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.
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