Two Companies Are Fighting Like Mutant Dogs Over The STALKER Franchise

What a mess. Ever since former developers GSC Game World began dying a slow and agonising death, the future of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series has been up in the air, with former GSC staffers moving onto a spiritual successor after a rights dispute. » 12/12/12 9:00pm 12/12/12 9:00pm

Bethesda-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Rumor Resurfaces, But No One's Talking [UPDATE]

In April, we fielded a rather confusing rumor that involved game developer Sergei Girgorovich supposedly telling a Russian news outlet that he had sold the rights to his development team's acclaimed post-nuclear-apocalypse-horror-first-person-shooter series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., to Bethesda, the people who brought us the… » 7/31/12 2:46pm 7/31/12 2:46pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Developers' Next Game is Multiplayer-Focused Because…

What people loved most about GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise were the lonely, post-apocalyptic landscapes that the game let you wander through. But S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s dead now and things are going to be different in the world being built by the former developers of that franchise won't be quite as sparsely… » 5/17/12 9:00am 5/17/12 9:00am

Comparing STALKER the Game With Stalker, the Movie it's Based On

Long-time fans of the game series probably already know this, but bleak open-world shooter STALKER isn't an entirely original concept, as it's based loosely on the premise of a 1979 art film called Stalker. » 5/02/12 3:20am 5/02/12 3:20am

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Cancelled, Developers Say, But New Game Survarium Will…

Just two weeks after promising signs of life from creative studio GSC Game World, it looks like post-nuclear horror FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is dead for good this time. But that doesn't mean that fans of GSC's creepy Eastern Bloc survival shooting won't have anything to play. » 4/25/12 1:53pm 4/25/12 1:53pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's Actually Happening, Here's Animated Proof

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 looked like it was dead in the water for a while, with reports that dev studio GSC Game World was going out of business. But then the Kiev-based collective resurfaced on Facebook this year and indicated that work was underway for the sequel to their acclaimed shooter. That was way back in January,… » 4/09/12 2:30pm 4/09/12 2:30pm

STALKER 2 is Alive, May Actually be Released

It looked for a while there like it was end of the line for the STALKER franchise, as developers GSC Game World were on the brink of going out of business. » 1/11/12 11:40pm 1/11/12 11:40pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Studio Will Do Its Best to Soldier On

Commenting on rumors that the studio is closing and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 put on indefinite hold, GSC Game World gave fans a sliver of hope this morning via Twitter: "We will do our best to continue. However, at this moment, nothing is certain." [Twitter] » 12/12/11 11:42am 12/12/11 11:42am

Could This Be the End of GSC Game World and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?

The Kiev, Ukraine based developer that put a dramatic spin on nuclear horror in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of PC first-person shooters has reportedly closed its doors, leaving the fate of the eagerly-anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 up in the air. » 12/09/11 4:20pm 12/09/11 4:20pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Requires a 'Permanent Internet Connection'

Mandatory constant Internet connections piss off PC gamers. No studio can has yet put that news in any light that didn't summon an extremely indignant reaction. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's tried to put it in a different light by saying the constant connection is how players will be served actual game content. Like missions.… » 10/08/11 12:00pm 10/08/11 12:00pm

Let's Dress Like It's The End Of The World (And We're Playing STALKER)

GSC Game World, developers of the cult PC shooter series STALKER, think there are people out there who would like to dress like someone who scrounges around in post-apocalyptic wastelands. So they've come up with an official line of STALKER clothing! » 11/22/10 4:30am 11/22/10 4:30am

STALKER TV Show Pilot Looks As Bleak As The Game

Cult favourite PC shooter series STALKER is trying to earn itself a TV series deal, with the game's developers paying for the production of a pilot episode. » 11/10/10 8:00am 11/10/10 8:00am

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Saga Continues In 2012

After fooling around with a prequel and a lesser sequel, Ukrainian developer GSC Game World gets down to brass tacks with a true sequel to popular first=person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, due out in 2012. » 8/13/10 4:40pm 8/13/10 4:40pm

STALKER: Call Of Pripyat Review: Third Time's A Charm?

STALKER: Call of Pripyat is the third game in the first-person shooter STALKER series, but seeing as it's also meant to fix its predecessors many, glaring failures, it's also a first. » 2/17/10 3:20pm 2/17/10 3:20pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Oozes Atmosphere

Developer GSC Game World excelled at crafting a heavy, tense atmosphere in its previous games, and it looks like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat with follow suit. » 9/11/09 2:00pm 9/11/09 2:00pm

New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Expansion Confirmed

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers GSC Game World have officially announced that they're working on "Call of Pripyat", the 2007 open-world shooter's second standalone expansion. » 4/30/09 9:00pm 4/30/09 9:00pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky Out On September 15

Stalker (sorry, GSC, we're done » 9/09/08 8:20am 9/09/08 8:20am typing it properly) Clear Sky was meant to come out in the US on September 5. Obviously didn't. . But it's OK, they delay isn't a catastrophic one, as the game's now got a release date of September 15. Least, it does for retailers; Steam has it listed as September 15 as well, but…

Deep Silver At Games Convention 2008

Publisher Deep Silver is teaming up partners GSC Game World, Ascaron Entertainment, and Game Life to form a rather impressive presence at the Games Convention 2008 next week. On the more hardcore side of things we'll see a definite slant towards PC gaming, with the adventure game Secret Files 2 - Puritas Cordis,… » 8/11/08 12:40pm 8/11/08 12:40pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky


Stalker had a roughn start to life, but the game managed to scrape together enough charm and innovation to win itself its fair share of fans. But it's the game's prequel - Clear Sky - that's looking to really nail what GSC Game World have been trying to achieve, since it'll have the first game's hook but in… » 7/05/08 12:30am 7/05/08 12:30am