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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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  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]