It wasn't long ago news broke regarding the dissolution of STALKER 2 development, followed by the restructuring of original STALKER developer GSC into a new studio. Their new title, Survarium, is said to be everything STALKER fans could want, but a new rumor might divide the base. Bethesda is said to have acquired the rights to develop and publish a STALKER title using their own tech.
Sergei Galyonkin, the Ukranian blogger who broke the initial news that STALKER 2 development was closed down, provides the new rumors. Bethesda, in response to the rumors, has of course issued your standard, "No comment." Considering the source, however, and his obvious connection to the STALKER property, this rumor is quite substantial.
Let this news soak in for just a moment -- the developers/publishers of Skyrim and Fallout 3 now have control of the post-apocalyptic,open world cult classic STALKER. Whatever you feelings on Skyrim and Fallout 3, there's not argument that when it comes to open-world single player games, Bethesda has the best tech around. The mere potential of a new, triple-A STALKER title in development extremely exciting. Add to that Survarium, the STALKER inspider MMOFPS from the previous STALKER developers, and its a good time to be a fan of these types of games.