The marketing director at software house 1C Multimedia has sparked off a huge rumour that S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 is in development for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and will be handled by Bethesda.
The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R game was developed by Ukranian studio GSC Game World, but in April this year the CEO of the company, Sergiy Grygorovych, confirmed in a Twitter post that the game had been cancelled.
Sergey Galyonkin from 1C Multimedia has now posted on his Twitter account that STALKER 2 is alive. He then posted more details about his alleged findings on his blog. The text is in Russian, but someone over at the STEAM forums has translated it:
“The following info is from a reliable source but isn’t official, keep that in mind,” he writes.
“Sergey Grigorovich didn’t sell the brand name "STALKER".
Bethesda is going to publish a STALKER game and has all the rights to it.
The game is multiplatform(consoles+PC) and is based on Bethesda technology.
It’s being made by a studio familiar with that technology(possibly Obisidian or the Fallout 3 team from Bethesda, but no facts as of yet). It is almost 100% guaranteed that it’s not a Ukrainian studio.
Bethesda will be able to buy the brand name from Grigorovich later, but for now all the misc. merchandise is his responsibility.
Release date, engine, details – TBA.”
What do you think? Would you be glad to see the Elder Scrolls and FallOut developer behind the helm of STALKER 2?