With GSC in the last throes of death, many of the developers who worked on the sequel to the critically acclaimed STALKER series have gone off to found a new studio, Vostok Games. And that with them, they are creating an online MMO game called Survarium – loosely based on all they worked on on STALKER.
However, that’s not a big surprise. STALKER 2 has been in limbo for a while now, that we expected this to happen. What is interesting is this evening, it turns out STALKER may not actually be dead… but rather, changing hands.
Whilst the creator has stated he has not sold the IP rights to anyone, Bethesda – yes, they of Fallout 3 and Skyrim -have been painted as potential new partners in the future of a STALKER sequel.
Is it true? Time will tell, of course. But I wish Vostok Games the best of luck in their new endeavour, and hope they have as much critical success with Survarium that they did with STALKER.