GSC Gameworld, the game development company responsible for the beloved PC-centric Stalker (often stylized as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.) franchise, has recently reopened, and is already at work on development of its next game.
Valentine Yeltyshev, an original member of the Stalker team and current spokesperson for GSC Gameworld, stated that the studio cannot yet reveal details of its new project other than the fact that it will be of great interest to Stalker fans and will be a full-priced game.
Read more on what Yeltyshev had to say on GSC Gameworld’s reopening and its current project after the break:
Stalker Developer Reopens, Working On New Game
Yeltyshev said the following to GamesIndustry.biz regarding GSC Gameworld’s reopening and details of its new game project:
“We’re pretty sure about our fans. The market we’re in is quite old fashioned, they’re not 16 year olds, they’re 25-40 years old. We don’t think free-to-play is the right model for the game we want to make. So we’re making an old-fashioned, full price game, we think our audience will be happy about that.“
Furthermore, GSC Gameworld’s new game will reportedly utilize the engine and assets created for the studio’s Stalker 2 game before the company imploded nearly 5 years ago (which incidentally led to members of the team migrating over to 4A Games, the developers behind another post-apocalyptic first-person shooter franchise, the Metro series).
However, now that GSC Gameworld is back up and running, avid fans of the Stalker franchise are sure to be anticipating what the studio has in store for gamers as development on its new project progresses.
What are your thoughts on GSC’s reopening? Excited? Why or why not? Did you ever play any or all of the games in the Stalker franchise? Did you enjoy them?
Also, what type of game would you like the studio to create?
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