Bethesda mum on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. acquisition rumor
Posted: 31.07.2012 16:38 by Comments: 14
A rumor claiming that Bethesda has acquired the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. license has resurfaced, as Ukrainian blogger Sergey Galyonkin claims a "very reliable source" told him that the studio had bought the IP.

According to the blogger, Bethesda got the rights to the videogame license, while GSC founder Sergei Grigorovich retained the rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. books, films, merchandise and "everything else".

Bethesda has dismissed the rumor, stating, "We don't comment on rumour or speculation."

Source: Eurogamer
Related games: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (PC)
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By Boscotheclown (I just got here) on Jul 31, 2012
Oh please let this be true!!
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 31, 2012
I`m not sure i`d want bethesda to make Stalker,i just don`t see it work.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2012
Aww Hell! Not Bethesda, please not Bethesda. They ruined the "Fallout" franchise and now will do the same with this. The unique X-Ray engine replaced with shiny faces, floating Mammoths and generally ugly graphics - no thanks.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Jul 31, 2012
Or maybe not. Time will show. Bethesda had some nice games, though. Remeber the Dark Corners of the Earth? Playing it now (the vanilla version) and I'm not finding any bugs at all.
I wish we get a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game, from any developer, on any engine. PC only, of course.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2012
Groan - the possibility of it being multiplatform Gale is frightening as "Metro 2033" was not much fun at all.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Jul 31, 2012
I agree. Metro 2033 was a horrible game, gameplay wise. Not to mention pathetic optimization. A shame, really.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 31, 2012
Not sure I'd want to see Bethesda do a stalker game either.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2012
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
I also have to agree with this one. Though I enjoy playing Bethesda games, I don't see them working with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. It just want be the same anymore, and also due to the fact that they ruined Fallout clarifies my statement.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
LOL, Bethesda already have a game - they just slap on some new floaty textures and change New York to Ukraine and they have the game ;)

Well, for me it isn't that big a deal, never liked the original STALKER games...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
They didn't ruin fallout, they just made a spinoff with a wrong title. Good game, just not proper fallout.

And stay the fuck away from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
Then they made the wrong game ;)
Still, Bethesda just denounce the idea of aquiring STALKER...
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2012
We'll just have to wait until it's the right time.