|Report: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 officially cancelled, MMO Survarium rising from ashes|
|Posted: 25.04.2012 17:58 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 22|
It seems that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will never see the light of day after all, as it has been announced on that GSC is finally gone, and the developers from the company have formed a new studio, Vostok Games. Vostok will be working on an similar post-apocalyptic MMO called Survarium.
Concept art for Survarium.
In the post, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Southern Comfort wrote, "It's done - GSC is gone, the team is now Vostok Games and works on an MMO called "SURVAVIUM" tbr end of 2013.
STALKER 2 - "We did not reach agreement with the rights owner regarding the use of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand, that’s why we made the decision to move forward as an independent studio with a new project."
A new Survivum has popped up, and Vostok Games' official site has been launched .
Stay tuned for more info as the situation develops.
UPDATE: The for Survarium is up. According to the English translation: "Survarium is a free2play MMOFPS game set in the near future. The game focuses on a mass-scale ecological catastrophe on Earth, the reasons behind vaguely known.
Impassable woods advance onto cities from every side, maddened animals and birds attack industrial complexes, military structures, warehouses and power plants. Strange plants and mushrooms grow through concrete and steel. Scientists all over the world haplessly try to cope with the anomaly sprawling across the Earth with terrifying speed. Countries collapse, anarchy spreads throughout the world. Now force dictates who to survive.
The game is developed with a new proprietary Vostok Engine technology and is planned for release on PC at the end of 2013."
UPDATE 2: Vostok Games a press release from their official developer site, explaining the transition from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to Survarium.
"The concept of Survarium is a next evolution step for the idea of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. we’ve been working on for the last ten years. – said Project Lead Ruslan Didenko. – Survarium will go way further forcing mankind to fight for survival not only within the closed area of Chernobyl zone, but also far beyond."
"Technology versus nature, rational versus mystical. Such a confrontation enables us to take a new look at the current happenings in our world, - said Aleksey Sytianov, Lead Game Designer of the project. – Survarium will offer players an atmospheric world of civilization crash, filled with factions and loners, stalkers and hunters surviving in a wild anomalous environment."
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