New Game From Ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Devs To Have 'Similar Setting' To Fallout, Mass Effect

It's unclear whether GSC Game World's sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will ever be released, but the news we've seen come out of the studio has been disheartening. But there is some good news — a number of ex-developers have formed a new company, with the intentional of creating a "cross-platform" title inspired by "Fallout, Mass Effect [and] Rage".

Called "UnionStudio", the company's LinkedIn page is currently the only source of information on its plans, so it's unclear whether it will try to build the game on its own, or seeking funding from a publisher. Per the LinkedIn description:

New company, created together with the best professionals that worked for GSC GAME WORLD and other AAA class studios.

We are developing cross-platform action shooter which will be available for PC, Mac, PlayStation, XBOX.

It has a kind of similar setting to such games as Fallout, Mass Effect, Rage.

Saying it's early days would be a monumental understatement. From the looks of things, the company is extremely new and I doubt any solid work has been done on its debut title. I wrote back in 2006 about the work THQ had to do to actually ship the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R., though I'm sure these guys are a lot more pragmatic about games development, especially after the troubles of GSC Gameworld.

UnionStudio [LinkedIn, via PC Gamer]


    Well where is the Kickstarter on this baby...I'll sign up for it! 3 of my favourite games, you have my money already :P

    Wait wut? theres another group of ex developers? They already started Vostok Survivor to make Survarium :S

    I can imagine a setting similar to Rage and Fallout. But when you add Mass Effect into that I really have no idea what to picture. Firefly-ish maybe? Well whatever it is, can't wait to see it.

    fallout and mass effect? those are very different worlds

    unless your talking about Mass effect post-reaper invasion (and people somehow survived)

    So it's a post apocalyptic space sim... Where everyone flies around in space in ships made of scrap material, ala WaterWorld, except they're magically flying in space.

    It's like saying I'm making a game that has a similar setting to Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3.

      Although that's a funny thought, I think they were indicating they want to add deep decisions like Mass Effect, but apply it to a post apocalyptic setting like Fallout and Rage's.

      Kickstarter. Now. Take all of my money.

    Come back here STALKER.

    Yeah I'm confused. Are these a different group to Vostok making Survivarium (whose only concept art that I've seen looks to be in the same vein, reassuringly, as STALKER)?

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