Bethesda Reportedly Owns Rights to STALKER Series
There may be another S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game, but not in the way you might think...
While there have been many interpretations of the post-apocalypse, none have been quite as bleak as Ukrainian developer GSC Game World's with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. Though the games were riddled with technical issues, fans were able to overlook the flaws due to the open world, survival elements, and a strong modding community developed around the games, bringing about overhaul mods that fixed up many of these technical issues.
It's for this reason why the possibility of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 game excited many PC gamers and why so many were saddened when GSC shuttered its doors earlier this year.
Now, according to Sergey Galyonkin, the Ukrainian blogger who broke that GSC was shutting down, there may actually be a possibility of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2… but not in the way that fans would want it. Bethesda, developer behind Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls series, has allegedly bought up the rights to make a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. Bethesda doesn't own the brand entirely, as GSC still owns the rights to the extended S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe.
Bethesda's been elusive when prompted for a comment. However, if this does prove true, will we see a faithful revival of the series, or something similar to Fallout 3?