Fans of creepy post-apocalyptic FPS/RPG hybrids have reason to be disappointed:Â S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (so many periods!) has been cancelled and developer GSC Game World has been shut down.Â Don’t be too upset, though; some former members of GSC Game World have formed their own independent studio, Vostok Games.Â Vostok is developing a game called Survarium that will be sort of a massively multiplayer take on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. concept that is due in late 2013 for PC.
-Nick’s take:Â S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was a franchise with a pretty devoted cult following, despite how buggy the original game was upon initial release.Â It also had a name that I really hate typing over and over again.Â Survarium sounds intriguing, but it also sounds like a game that could potentially never survive the Chernobyl disaster (or development).