The following message is from the Vostok Games’ About Us page. It details the start of a new company and the unfortunate fate of the STALKER franchise, as well as what the former Stalker devs plan for the future.
Our company appeared in March 2012 in Kiev. Ten years earlier, when at GSC Game World we started developing the renowned S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game series and continued working on it until December 2011 when the studio was unexpectedly shut down and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 project – frozen…a new studio founded by veterans of Ukrainian game industry with multi-year experience of developing and releasing commercially successful projects. In March 2012 we reached agreement with Vostok Ventures Ltd. to back up the financing of our new game – free2play MMOFPS Survarium (working title).
A small part of me has died from this news, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are some of my favorites.