Back in Dec. 2011 rumors started floating around that developer GSC Game World was having financial issues putting the development of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 in jeopardy. GSC Game World founder and CEO Sergei Grigorovich announced that he was shutting down the company, raising all sorts of questions about the future of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel. In January 2012 however "the developers" announced through twitter that the game was still in development and that they were looking for fresh funding, money that as it now turns out, was never found.
Since December 2011 the entire Stalker team was working without pay on Stalker 2 while new investors were scouted. That is our dedication. Sadly we could not gain legal rights to the franchise.
A statement on Facebook now confirms that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is no more
The reason we cannot continue with the development of Stalker 2 is we and our new investors we unable to come to an agreement with the IP rights onwer. The entire team that was working on Stalker is now working on a new project called Survarium. We are so grateful for the support over the years and despite our best efforts we have to move on from Stalker which is as hard for us as it is for you. However, we feel that our new studio and project will be something unique and fill the void left by Stalker as well as add a lot more!
-Your Stalker Team-
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