gtfo EA fanboy.
On a happy note, maybe someone will eventually be able to buy it, a small studio, or a good non EA owned/controlled Dev.
Your post doesn't sound any more informed than his. Welcome to the world of video game development, where IP isn't handed over just because a small group of people piss and moan really loud. There are games that are over two decades defunct and still have their engines and IP vehemently protected. You're fooling yourself if you thought the Stalker rights would change hands. The only people for whom it is really a shame is the Stalker development team who exemplify real dedication to their craft, and who will go on to other great things because of it I have no doubt.