Work on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Continues; Needs Funding
In December, rumors abounded that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developer GSC and the in-production sequel were being shut down. But after the Christmas break, a Facebook status update clarified the situation with the following message:
The Stalker team is extremely happy! Why? Because we are continuing work on Stalker 2 after the holidays.
However, the company is still seeking funding. GSC spokesperson Oleg Yavorsky told Edge:
We are still in the process of seeking funding to back up the project. We are hopeful things turn out well eventually. The team really wants to see STALKER continue.
While S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is, by far, the most annoying game to write about thanks to the use of a huge acronym as a title, I commend the game for its modability and the modding community it has fostered. I hope GSC finds the funding it needs.