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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky to be Released Digitally as Steam Exclusive

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GCS Game World and Valve announce that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky will be available for digital download worldwide exclusively on Steam. The official prequel to the Survival FPS game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is currently slated for simultaneous release on Steam and at retail outlets later this year. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky brings the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011. A group of stalkers has, for the first time, reached the very heart of the Zone-Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant-and brings about a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. Through a rich narrative and gripping combat action, players uncover new challenges and insights in the Exclusion Zone. A new version of the game engine, X-Ray 1.5, powers superior graphical details and realistic and non-scripted combat AI. More information and a collection of new images may be found here.

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kinda sucks that its only avaliable through steam but it looks wicked
 
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"S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is currently slated for simultaneous release on Steam and at retail outlets later this year."
 
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well i guess i cant read then ;)
 
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maybe it's exclusive as in you cant run it without steam?
 
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I doubt it, perhaps this is an exclusive "get it first" because ebgames and newegg have the PC-CD version that you can pre-order.

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I think it means that the digital download is exclusive to steam. As in there is no other way to download it digitally.
 
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"S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is currently slated for simultaneous release on Steam and at retail outlets later this year."
This is STALKER: Clear Sky, you are thinking of the original STALKER (shadow of chernobyl)
 
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Stalker was probably the best game I've played in while, in fact its the only game I've gone back and played through more than once in years. I have really been looking forward to Clear Sky.
I hate saying it cause it makes me sound like a fanboy, but everyone has different tastes and stalkers single player campaign really appealed to me, so I don't care if I can only get it via steam or if I have to drive to the store, I'm gettin' it :p
 
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I think it means that the digital download is exclusive to steam. As in there is no other way to download it digitally.
I have a feeling there just might be other ways :twitch:
 
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With bells on !! Cant wait, but did I read it right that it will be "later this year"????? WTF is that about, we were supposed to get this in the fall of 07.????
 

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I just hope its bigger/less cramped than the original, or they outright made it linear.

Pretending to be fully open was just annoying when 90% of the map was locked off until you had completed the main plot.
 

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I just hope its bigger/less cramped than the original, or they outright made it linear.

Pretending to be fully open was just annoying when 90% of the map was locked off until you had completed the main plot.
Yeah the original was a little annoying at times, I felt wasting time by gaining nothing out of exploring if I didn't advance in the plot. I also hope they change that. Gotta love the atmosphere and photography of this game though.
 

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This makes me want to finish stalker. I've been playing it on and off since its release.
 

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The official prequel to the Survival FPS game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is currently slated for simultaneous release on Steam and at retail outlets later this year.
There should be a comma before and after "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl".

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky IS going to be released simultaneously on Steam and in stores.

Never played the first one. Maybe I should try it.
 

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I really liked playing the original the freedom of the game was pretty awsome, I did hate running for 30 mins just to cash in a quest though especially with a heavy load. The game was all sweet until about 30+ hours in I opened up the game one day and all my saves were gone randomly :/. May have to think about starting again.
 

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well i guess i cant read then ;)
:laugh:

2nd!

I can't freakin' wait for this! I hope it doesn't have any of the bugs the original had, that'd be a major kick in the nuts!