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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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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]