The PC RPG/FPS hybrid soaked in radiation has had its half-life increased thanks to a new owner…
After the cancellation of the much anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, fans were left in an irradiated, mutant-infested limbo, having to make do with the originals, and user made mods, such as the excellent, Oblivion Lost. But now, it seems, there are reasons to be cheerful once more.
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. license has been picked up by new developer bitComposer Entertainment AG. Although it’s a relatively unknown company, this is good news for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans, as the license grants the company exclusive worldwide rights to the name, meaning that we can expect plenty more jaunts around the remains of Chernobyl.
A quote from the press release states, "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," says Wolfgang Duhr, member of the bitComposer Entertainment AG executive board. "Naturally, we'd like to tap into the success of this series, and we see a great deal of potential for the future."
It’s not clear from the release if the new owner intends to deliver something along the lines of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, or instead plans to reboot the series, or continue the existing story in its own way, but we’ll bring you more news as it comes.