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subversus
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(12-09-2011, 03:18 PM)
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fucking shit

http://ukranews.com/ru/news/ukraine/2011/12/09/59663

there are two reasons

1)one of the ukranian law enforcement structure was interested in taking control over GSC (translation - they wanted to capture the company and have their money/control their direction). - edit5: this isn't true.
2)Grigorovich didn't like how STALKER 2 development was going

all salaries will be payed until february 2012. Na'vi (guys who won DOTA 2 tournament) are moving into their offices.


it was fun while it lasted.



Update:

Originally Posted by Juan29.zapata

Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272

Update 2:

The denial tweet above has been deleted.

Update 3:

Originally Posted by Meisadragon

The company's director says it's true. Gah, don't think it's fake. :(

https://twitter.com/#!/Bourkovski/st...46724279795712

Update 4:

Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

https://twitter.com/#!/Bourkovski/st...84848074649600

Goddammit. What's going on?

Update 5:

https://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/st...01830234800129

“Dear Stalkers: We will not be releasing any official news until around mid January. However there is cause for hope! Good hunting!”

---

Originally Posted by Rock Paper Shotgun

LATEST UPDATE: GSC have got back to me with “Sorry, no comments at this point.” That does not sound promising.

SECOND UPDATE: The denial tweet has now been deleted. Hmm. Still trying to get confirmation on this, but it’s looking like GSC is down. GSC’s Dmitri Bourkovski has just tweeted “Not PR. GSC closed.”

FIRST UPDATE: GSC deny the report on their twitter here. We’ve contacted them for a comment.

ORIGINAL: According to this report from Ukrainian news site UkraNews, GSC has been shut down by owner Sergei Grigorovich. The closure was apparently announced to the workforce earlier today. The autotranslation is messy, so if anyone can explain the sixth paragraph – which tries to speculate on what was going on – accurately, that would be great.

Source: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...talker-2-dead/
Last edited by Minsc; 12-23-2011 at 05:40 PM.
EatChildren
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(12-09-2011, 03:19 PM)
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Fucking cock shit cunt.
Nirolak
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(12-09-2011, 03:19 PM)
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Paging EatChildren.

Edit: Nevermind!
daviyoung
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(12-09-2011, 03:19 PM)
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Damn.

STALKER is such a great series.
thehillissilent
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(12-09-2011, 03:20 PM)
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vadernoooooooooooooooooo.gif

This really sucks. Another studio closure to add to the list
zsswimmer
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(12-09-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Fucking cock shit cunt.

Originally Posted by Nirolak

Paging EatChildren.

Edit: Nevermind!

o.o
Santiako
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(12-09-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Fuck.
arts&crafts
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(12-09-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Day, ruined.
Lostconfused
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(12-09-2011, 03:20 PM)
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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(12-09-2011, 03:20 PM)
:(

Call of Pripyat was GOTY.CX 2010
Brobzoid
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(12-09-2011, 03:21 PM)
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:(
Alextended
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(12-09-2011, 03:21 PM)
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Great, so now even great new IP that does well ends up not getting sequels because of bullshiit like that...

Oh well, let's hope Metro 2033: After the Last Light will be more open, maybe getting more ex-STALKERs onboard?
V_Ben
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(12-09-2011, 03:21 PM)
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Holy shit, NO. That's awful :(
ZombieSupaStar
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or not enough <3
(12-09-2011, 03:21 PM)
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didn't this have that drm where they were gonna leave part of the game serverside only?
Semblance
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(12-09-2011, 03:21 PM)
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Wow, fuck that noise. I love Stalker.
Foliorum Viridum
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(12-09-2011, 03:22 PM)
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The fuck? WHAT?

:(

STALKER is one of the best modern game franchises there is. Fucking shit.
EmmanuelMunoz
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(12-09-2011, 03:22 PM)
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;_;
1-D_FTW
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(12-09-2011, 03:22 PM)
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Saddened, but not shocked. Seems the same unfocused maddness that made their previous games genius is what doomed them from a business POV. The fact the original STALKERs emerged from such chaos is a minor miracle.
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(12-09-2011, 03:23 PM)
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This cannot be true. No way. No way in hell. Damn.

:(
Aselith
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(12-09-2011, 03:23 PM)
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That fucking blows! Stalker is one of the best and most atmospheric shooters in existence. I wonder if there's any chance of the Metro group picking it up?

And wait so according to your reasons...this isn't a bankruptcy closure? Maybe there's a chance that they do a Dark Souls style reboot in another country?
Last edited by Aselith; 12-09-2011 at 03:26 PM.
Revenant
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(12-09-2011, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Fucking cock shit cunt.

that is just about what ran through my head, not even kidding.


feels bad man.
bdouble
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(12-09-2011, 03:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Alextended

Great, so now even great new IP that does well ends up not getting sequels because of bullshiit like that...

Oh well, let's hope Metro 2033: After the Last Light will be more open :d

yeah no kidding what fucking luck. This is a sad sad news. I wonder what they got away with as far as content.
glaurung
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(12-09-2011, 03:23 PM)
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Sad to see it go. Although if there is a shred of identifiable ideas, I am sure the game will creep up from the woodwork and get done - under a different name perhaps, by a new team.

Interested to read a post mortem on why the things were sour though.
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(12-09-2011, 03:24 PM)
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Very sad day :(
ezekial45
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(12-09-2011, 03:24 PM)
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That fucking sucks. Sorry to see it turn out like this. Didn't they have this plan to take the franchise cross media as well?

Hopefully we'll see how the game looked eventually. Like leaked pics and videos.
Acosta
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(12-09-2011, 03:24 PM)
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WHAT THE FUCK!?

It can't be!
Derrick01
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(12-09-2011, 03:24 PM)
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Not a huge surprise but still hurts a bit. Stalker was pretty good.
LordPhoque
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(12-09-2011, 03:24 PM)
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Even more bad news for THQ.
K.Jack
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(12-09-2011, 03:25 PM)
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Holy shit. This is the worst dev house closing news in YEARS.
Yamibito
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(12-09-2011, 03:25 PM)
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I yelled no as loud as I could for a minute- now I am sad, dizzy and my throat hurts.

This day fucking sucks.
HTuran
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(12-09-2011, 03:26 PM)
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What the fucking balls?
walking fiend
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(12-09-2011, 03:26 PM)
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Stalker is one of the very few shooters this decade when I first played, I told myself: Oh, man, this is some seriously good shit

fuck
Nora Kisaragi
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(12-09-2011, 03:26 PM)
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subversus
I've done nothing with my life except eat and fap
(12-09-2011, 03:26 PM)
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you guys seem not to notice the first reason why they are closing. and while it's unconfirmed, it's totally believable (even though a bit strange).
Lothars
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(12-09-2011, 03:27 PM)
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That's really sad, I was really looking forward to see how Stalker 2 would turn out.
hardcastlemccormick
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(12-09-2011, 03:27 PM)
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That's incredibly disappointing.
Krev
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(12-09-2011, 03:27 PM)
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Wow. Damn.
Weren't they building up a big multi-media assault with a tie-in movie and merchandise to hit at the same time as the game? I remember hearing about that just a few months ago.
Juan29.zapata
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(12-09-2011, 03:27 PM)
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Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272
Yobalt
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(12-09-2011, 03:27 PM)
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Aw fuck. I was really looking forward to some more Stalker.=/
BlueTsunami
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(12-09-2011, 03:27 PM)
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Someone needs to pick up the series and do it justice. But it'll more likely fade into obscurity.
V_Ben
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(12-09-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juan29.zapata

Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272

Oh thank fuck. Jesus.
Foliorum Viridum
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(12-09-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Not true then?

Thank fucking fuck.
Kintaro
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(12-09-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Fucking cock shit cunt.

=(

Edit: <sees the twitter> =D

Someone tell them to drop the PS3/360 version and at least make sure the PC version comes out first. =)
Aselith
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(12-09-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by subversus

you guys seem not to notice the first reason why they are closing. and while it's unconfirmed, it's totally believable (even though a bit strange).

Any chance they reform a few months down the road in a different country? That seems really bizarre.


Originally Posted by Juan29.zapata

Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272

BEST DAY EVER! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
EatChildren
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(12-09-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juan29.zapata

Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272

Yay!
BlueTsunami
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(12-09-2011, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juan29.zapata

Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272

That Ukranian law enforcement structure probably just commandeered their twitter!
Truant
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(12-09-2011, 03:29 PM)
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Fuuuck, would have ruined my day if this was true.
HTuran
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(12-09-2011, 03:29 PM)
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Woooo!
K.Jack
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(12-09-2011, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juan29.zapata

Didn't happen. They're still working on it.

http://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/sta...56370390454272

Woah.
Foliorum Viridum
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(12-09-2011, 03:29 PM)
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I love that the new thread title is still going to give some people heart attacks, haha.

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