S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Cancelled, Developers Say, But New Game Survivarium Lives

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.

In a series of Facebook posts unveiling, former members of GSC announced the formation of new studio Vostok Games and revealed art from new title Survivarium. They also that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is essentially cancelled as an agreement with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. rights holders couldn't be reached.

Survivarium is described as a massively multiplayer, free-to-play first-person shooter, which happens in a post-apocalyptic universe where nature is reclaiming urban centres. And you should really watch the diary video above, which talks about the tensions the team faced and shows off quick glimpses of the game in development.


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    NOOOOOO I was looking forward to Stalker2....
    Although last night I was also talking to a friend about how cool stalker would be as a sandbox MMO. Scavenge during the day, survive a horror/zombie filled night.
    This new game (Survivarium) could be interesting

    Dangit! I only played a bit of the first one but STALKER 1 was right good! Hmm.. maybe I should go back and actually give it the time it deserves..

    Also, here is a rant:
    What's with games set in post-apocalyptic, overgrown jungle cities being a thing now? Crysis 3, Survivarium (I love hilarious names like this. Revengeance is still my favorite word ever), The Last of Us, Reset, sort of Portal 2, probably others - why they all have to be the same for?
    It's a rad setting and all but so are a lot of things that haven't been done; where's a stealth-action game set in Victorian London? Or some game set in medieval China? Or a game of political intrigue set in an alternate 20's post-revolution Russia? Or an explorey-game that's actually set in a huge open-world alien planet where you slowly piece together a mysterious alien presence and is handled in a cool, hard sci-fi way? Or, I dunno, has atlantis been in a game yet?

    Anyway, those are probably rubbish ideas if I think them through but they all sound cool right now! Be adventurous with settings and aesthetic choices developers! Bioshock 1 was, and it's generally regarded as a modern masterpiece.

    Well, that was a rant. I thought it was fun. Wonder if anyone read it..

      Just some suggestions
      "stealth-action game set in Victorian London?" -The Thief series.
      "Or a game of political intrigue set in an alternate 20′s post-revolution Russia?" -Victoria 2\Hearts of Iron 2?

    *cough* The Last of Us *cough*

      Umm... so 'The Last of Us' is an MMOFPS set in an open world.

    I still can't see how making a free to play MMO is a sound financial decision?

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