Thread title should be updated with this: https://twitter.com/#!/gscstalker/status/145424563898036224
"An official statement will be made on Monday."
You know what you have to do, Gravijah.
Thankfully, the Misery mod for Call of Pripyat is at 95% completion!
At the end of the day, we can rely on diehard fans and modders to keep the dreams alive and iterate upon the goodness delivered by GSC. Just look at that mod. Look at it!
I love the miserable shithole we know as the Zone.
This is definitely not a complete list, but I have a partial one.
ACES also closed down, the studio behind Flight Sim games.
There's a quite a big list of PC-centric devs that are either dead or now making inferior multiplatform games catering to the lowest common denoninator.
A good read, and well worded for what I and I'm sure other STALKERphiles feel for the game. It's a true rarity for a game to genuinely cause such a soul sucking suspension of disbelief, and whatever chemistry GSC found, it's possible that we might never get that back. A definite shame.
Funny too that he parallels it to EVE - another game I still play and love.
The young CEO, who reportedly drove a Ferrari with a “STALKER” license plate, may have been instrumental in the closing of the company, best put in the Urkanews headline, “Kiev company decided to self-destruct.”
My new favorite quote:
Looks like success got to their heads. Lets spend money on EVERYTHINGbut making more games to keep the money rolling
Yeah, but STALKER was a hundred times the game that Metro was. Hell, it was an actual game.
I want STALKER, not "follow an NPC as they talk to you" simulators.
There's no "PC is dying" angle in any of this, if that's what your getting at.
I'm not. What I'm getting is that it's sad that so many exceptional PC-focused studios are dead, it's a pretty big loss for the platform. There's nowhere near that much out of business console teams, you could probably count them on one hand
lol biggest console studios right now are pc studios. infinity ward (rip) says hi.
Did you miss Nirolak's incomplete list? Plenty of console studios in it. Or PC that then focused on consoles.I'm not. What I'm getting is that it's sad that so many exceptional PC-focused studios are dead, it's a pretty big loss for the platform. There's nowhere near that much out of business console teams, you could probably count them on one hand.
Any must have tweaks & mods for a first CoP playthrough?
It looks quite shitty as maxed vanilla and gets weird hangs here and there.
The terrain is the worst, with the lack of decent distant objects/grass making it even more evident.
A lot more console devs have bit the dust than pc devs. Go reread nirolak's list.There's nowhere near that much out of business console teams, you could probably count them on one hand.
∀ Narayan;33366637 said:What about Rockstar San Diego? I think they could do something amazing with it.