Way back in 2010 we reported a small snippet mentioning that Ukrainian developer GSC Game World had begun work on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Their hope was to deliver the game in 2012.
Well, not only did they not deliver their sequel, they went bust and the studio closed. However, like a phoenix from the flames, they have been resurrected, as reported by Games Industry. Their updated website also touts their “eagerly awaited comeback”.
The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (released in 2007) was an FPS set in an alternate reality disaster zone after the Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown caused some really awful stuff to happen. The game was well received by critics and was followed by two decent sequels, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky in 2008 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat in 2010.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans will now need to cross their fingers and hope that GSC coalesce and get that new title out the door.