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GSC Game World announces S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

Friday, 13 August 2010 21:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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GSC Game World has announced it’s developing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.

Posted over on the official website, a “completely new multi-platform technology developed by GSC” for the core of the game was also announced.

“After the official sales of the series exceeded 4 million copies worldwide, we had no doubts left to start creating a new big game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe,” said GSC CEO said Sergiy Grygorovych.

“This will be the next chapter of the mega-popular game players expect from us.”

The game is scheduled for release in 2012.

Thanks, Blue.

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34 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    FUCK YEEEEEEEEEEES!

    PS: you can write that it also will come to consoles, but officially what consoles will be unveiled in the future.

    Probably 360

    #1 5 years ago
  2. LordCancer

    cool.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Anders

    Never got the STALKER series. Seems to be doing well for them though.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 Casual gamers will never get this game. It’s awesome.
    Mods, community and e.t.c. it’s fantastic.

    4 million copies absolutely deserved.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. LordCancer

    watch the sells on steam, d2d, gamersgate, get the first two stalker games for less then $5 each.

    @4 the mods are really good.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DSB

    Probably one of the finest concepts never to be fully realized.

    @3 How much of it did you play? It didn’t do a lot to accomodate a player starting out, and it was obviously a complete mess, but when it really clicked, with all the elements of choice and freedom, it felt as brilliant as Deus Ex.

    Then 5 minutes later, you run into another gamebreaking bug. Sad.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6 Call Of Pripyat actually did really well. With all patches now there are almost no bugs.

    Now, i need to be ready for the new rig: 32 GB Ram, i46 core processor with 4 SLI 780 Geforce and e.t.c. can’t fucking wait :lol:

    #7 5 years ago
  8. LordCancer

    32GB of ram? lol

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Anders

    @3 I’m sure, but I’m not a casual gamer.

    @6 Played it for about 30 minutes, and then realized that I’d rather play something else. Thought about returning to it, but never did.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    anders you died fast huh? again, again and again. lol

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DSB

    @9 Can’t say I blame you. It was pretty ridiculously broken.

    Still, it did have those moments that made you go “Wow” at just how much you could actually interact with the world.

    Shooters really need to learn from that. Instead of being the guy who runs real fast and shoots a lot, you should also be interacting with people, and those interactions should have as much influence on what happens in the game, as a headshot or a perfect ‘nade strike.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. LordCancer

    in the first game the door closed on me… its amazing that you have to get a 3rd party patch to fix something that virtually ends the game unless you have lots of of patients to run at the door repeatedly and hope it bounces open.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. SwiftRanger

    The original game doesn’t have anything game breaking anymore since the 1.004 patch, nor do the stand-alone expansions. Endlessly repeating quests and some PDA/stash bugs aren’t game breaking, just sloppy game design.

    Everyone calling themselves an FPS/RPG fanatic should buy Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat, pretty much the best and most atmospheric open-world shooters in years. Stay clear of Clear Sky, that was just awful.

    Good to hear about the real sequel then, I am only hoping the tech is good and that the “multiplatform” bit doesn’t take anything away from the potential of the PC version. No mod support would be ridiculous for example.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @13 I hope that they will have not just a mod support, but game without a bugs.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    My laptop will probably run the first game very well, should i go for it? Not much of a pc gamer, but now that i saw how good my laptop runs games, i might play a bit more on it .

    #15 5 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    only played the first need to play the rest

    #16 5 years ago
  17. LOLshock94

    i thought call of pripyat was 2???? anyways im glad STALKER is one hell of a game and all of them are reallt good its probely my fav the PC game ive got and so is arma 2 but hopefully they have improved the graphics

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Old MacDonald

    17: Call of Pripyat was actually the third game. Loved it to bits, though. I hope they don’t move too far from the original “trilogy” with Stalker 2.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. BULArmy

    Good I hope they go The Witcher 2 way in which the PC version is first released and thean they make the console ports and make them acording to the limitations of the platforms. If they do the simultanious we will get healt regen, smaler world and some other shit. Because if they want the game to sell on consoles they must do changes. like I said hope they will the the PC version first.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dralen

    I’m so glad these games have done well. I’ve got all three in this series and I love every one of them. Cannot wait to see what they do next with it.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. SavageD

    Stalker ‘complete’ is the only way to play the game(s) now (apply latest official patch first of course):
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-complete-2009

    Very, very polished. The version for Pripyat is in the works.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. KrazyKraut

    wow nice….hoping for ps3/360 versions too!

    @SavageD
    nice m8, thanks for the tip!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. SavageD

    You’re most welcome!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. LordCancer

    Have you played metro 2033 krazykraut? same vein as stalker and even made by some of the ex developers from the original stalker game.

    I almost fear a console version, even if it were an option I don’t think I’d like forgoing the complete mod.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. LOLshock94

    @18 i though clear sky was a prequel???

    #25 5 years ago
  26. LordCancer

    clear sky is a prequel and still the 2nd game in the series, shock.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. NiceFellow

    Great news. The first was great once patched, one of the best hybrid SP FPS experiences I’ve had next to Deus Ex.

    The depth and detail of the world was awesome and to me far more interesting and involving that the simple shooters FPS have become again.

    Descending into one of the underground silos was quite the experience in dread and a real sense of the unknown.

    What sold me on Stalker though was sitting at camp fires with someone playing the guitar, picking up some info and then heading out into the unknown.

    The sense of a real world with you just one part of it was fantastic.

    With the mods the game is the hardcore SP FPS experience to have IMHO.

    I just hope that finally they get the game out stable without having to rely on patches and the community to sort things out.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. DSB

    @21 Thanks a lot for the tip. All this S.T.A.L.K.E.R. talk actually made me pick up the old mess on Steam.

    *EDIT*

    Just so anyone picking up the game avoid downloading the “Complete” installer first, and then the manual install, only to realize that you could actually use the installer anyway…

    Steam doesn’t apply your games to the registry until you start them up the first time, so the installer won’t recognize S.T.A.L.K.E.R. on your computer until you’ve already run it once.

    I feel pretty stupid for missing that, and now, you don’t have to.

    Anyway, I’ve been playing the game again, and it is a lot better than I remember. With that mod I’m hoping to avoid any of the lame crap that ruined it for me the first time around.

    Just shooting at people with my little pistol and having the bullets not hit a damn thing makes me feel like I’m really a poor bastard lost in a violent wilderness. That’s a lot more profound than Fallout 3 ever got, in my oppinion.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Tomo

    Fan-bloody-tastic news! Love these games to bits.

    Didn’t realise the old ones had done 4 mil either, not too shabby.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Uncontested

    I remember when I first bought STALKER it was so much different than any other FPS that I got so frustrated and just didn’t play it for a few months.

    Then I picked it up again eventually and learned how to get into it, and by the time I had finally upgraded some of my gear I was hooked (Since I wasn’t dying in 4 shots anymore lol)

    Great game… Clear Sky pissed me off tho, the infinite spawning of enemy faction soldiers made me quit playing about 75% threw the game, and the NEVER fixed it with an official or unofficial patch as I understood it.

    Tried CoP but just couldn’t get into it.. the mechanics and shooting just feel so dated and awful now a days.. kinda sad I couldn’t enjoy it since I remember loving (for the most part) the first two games.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Moonwalker1982

    I ask again, what are good reasons to start with this game? I am sure my laptop will run the game fine, since it runs Crysis fine on medium and many other games. I just want to know if its worth it. I’ve played alot of FPS games, one of the last was Metro 2033, awesome atmosphere and great game. What does this game do that others don’t ?

    #31 5 years ago
  32. LOLshock94

    well every AI u kill they never respawn

    #32 5 years ago
  33. DSB

    @31 It just has a cool feel to it. You’re running around this eerie, irradiated version of the dead zone around Chernobyl, tackling an ecosystem of bandits, mercenaries, traders, mutants, military and smaller factions. The guns have heavy recoil, some of them have dispersion, making you feel like you aren’t a top trained killer. Every kill takes a bit of work.

    It’s an old game now, and it felt old even when it came out, but it all depends on how much you like that sort of hopeless, cynical setting. I’m 4 hours into Shadow of Chernobyl and I haven’t seen any of the bugs that ruined it for me the first time, so it seems the “Complete” mod has really improved it. Worth the 10 Euro on Steam so far.

    @32 The (non-event) AI randomizes every time you enter a zone in SoC.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    @31 If Crysis runs on medium, Stalker could not run or maybe you will be lucky. It depends on configuration. There are a lot of bugs, so prepare for the proper shitstorm.

    #34 5 years ago

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

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  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

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  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

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  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

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  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

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  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

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  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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