S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Is Getting A Sequel

There's bugger all info available at the moment, but fans of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. can rejoice: you're getting a sequel.

An official website popped up early this morning with little more than a title and a date of "2021". That's not a whole lot to go on, and at first glance looks a little suspect.

But to help quell concerns, the owner of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers GSC Gameworld, Sergiy Grygorovych, confirmed via Facebook that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was real. Why the studio is announcing a game three years out is a little unusual, although it's not known how long GSC has spent on development so far.

Still, it's great news. A new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is like a Russian Half-Life 3. It's the sequel some thought wouldn't get made, even though they've been lobbying for aeons. And it'll be fun to see what a proper S.T.A.L.K.E.R. follow-up looks like, especially with the advancement in game engines over the years and the directions fans took the original through some thoroughly impressive mods.


    I am thoroughly excited for this. Although hopefully it's more Call Of Pripyat and less Clear Sky. Like, a lot less.

    Ownership of stalker is still disputed, sooo many sequels have been pushed in the last decade, and all have either evaporated or severely disappointed.

    Take this with a dome of salt.

      Yeah, last time I heard news like this, it turned out to be a F2P PVP survival game. Fuck that.

      Staying cynical until there's better evidence not to be.

    We can only hope that it even has a sliver of the potential the old titles held.

    Sweet, I can't wait to check it out when it lands in 2035.

    I wonder if it'll attempt to realise the promises made about what the first game would do, now that the technology actually exists. I remember reading in actual physical gaming magazines (geeze it was a long time ago) about how S.T.A.L.K.E.R would feature complex AI resulting in immersive/emergent gameplay.

    What we got certainly had good qualities but it wasn't really what was promised early on and what made teenaged me excited enough to pre-order the steelbook edition of the first game.

      I remember reading that you could have driveable vehicles and helicopters and that it would be one giant world to play in. Really loved that idea, essentially

      Sure it was a little ambitious in what it wanted to do, it was still quite an engaging game. The AI wasn't bad, definitely better than a lot out there.

      Still have my collectors edition somewhere.

    To copy the dude from Troll 2...


    Love the STALKER series, easily in my top 10 of all time. I hope this really does happen, still have the original game steelbook, one of the first PC games I played.

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