In April we fielded a confusing rumour about game developer Sergei Girgorovich supposedly selling the rights to his development team’s acclaimed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series to Bethesda, which brought us Fallout 3. But a Bethesda rep no-commented and the official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Facebook page said that Girgorovich “has not sold the IP rights to anyone”.
I know when I first heard about STALKER back in, geez, 2002, I was excited. A first person shooter mixed with survival horror and the world’s worst man-made disaster? I couldn’t have put a better idea for a game together given the collective powers of Ken Levine, Chris Metzen and Kim Swift. Even when the…