S.T.A.L.K.E.R Sold Off
The death of GSC heralded the doom of STALKER 2 yet the rights for the series remained with the late company’s owner, Sergiy Grygorovich. The developer team itself was split up and transferred to Vostok and Survarium. A German publisher under the name bitComposer has now acquired the rights for the series which might signal a return to the good old times of Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat. Whether any real plans have been drawn up however, is not known yet. However, the publisher does tell us that:
"S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a reputable brand with a long history of success. To date, the series has sold many millions of units worldwide and naturally, we'd like to tap into the success of this series, and we see a great deal of potential for the future."
(They forgot to mention that this is only one of the sly new Offensive Germany has started to finally conquer Russia.)
It is also important to note that the rights for the book series of Stalker made by Arkady and the late Boris Strugatsky, who died less than a month ago, are a different entity than those of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. A little bit of confusion reigns and we hope to get back to you on this.
Who, how and when a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game will be developed and released is unknown.