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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Shelved- new game in development instead.

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I'm sad to report that STALKER 2 will not be arriving any time soon (from the Official STALKER facebook page):

The reason we cannot continue with the development of Stalker 2 is we and our new investors we unable to come to an agreement with the IP rights onwer. The entire team that was working on Stalker is now working on a new project called Survarium. We are so grateful for the support over the years and despite our best efforts we have to move on from Stalker which is as hard for us as it is for you. However, we feel that our new studio and project will be something unique and fill the void left by Stalker as well as add a lot more! -Your Stalker Team-
Regarding the new game:
"The concept of Survarium is a next evolution step for the idea of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. we’ve been working on for the last ten years. – said Project Lead Ruslan Didenko. – Survarium will go way further forcing mankind to fight for survival not only within the closed area of Chernobyl zone, but also far beyond."

"Technology versus nature, rational versus mystical. Such a confrontation enables us to take a new look at the current happenings in our world, - said Aleksey Sytianov, Lead Game Designer of the project. – Survarium will offer players an atmospheric world of civilization crash, filled with factions and loners, stalkers and hunters surviving in a wild anomalous environment."
I always enjoyed the series, never encountered any bugs and found the story line fascinating. The new property doesn't seem like a massive change from the Stalker method bt I guess we'll just have to wait and see..
 
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F m l !
 
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This is definitely a WTF moment for me :banghead:
 
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Been a fan of the series since i saw a preview back in 2003 in a gaming magazine, i still remember the days of may 2007 when i played SoC and now its gone, that is marketing these days. I still hope a publisher will pick up the license and make a Stalker 2 that is not dumbed down, maybe the new generation consoles will provide the hardware.
Got to rely on Lost Alpha if it comes in autumn.
 
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.... make a Stalker 2 that is not dumbed down, maybe the new generation consoles will provide the hardware.
Any time we rely on Consoles to provide leading technology, God kills an endangered species.

Just wish we knew why the guy wouldn't release the IP to the developers...I still think enough Kickstarter cash would have done it :)
 
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is sad news indeed. though i never finished stalker (never had a pc that could handle it well, 'till now anyway... guess i'll fire it up again soon haha) it was a pretty good game.
 
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Gutted.

When i think of exploring cool atmospheric games like stalker, the last thing i want is a fucking mmofps
 
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Well i think they might have gotten greedy in a way it could be a good thing if EA buys the license but it also might mean the game gets dumbed down, i just hope this is not the end of the Stalker games.