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.


Comments

    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...

    "Oh my GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!"

    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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