"exclusive worldwide rights" to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. license for all "future video game adaptations".
They're excited to now own the "reputable brand" of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. which has sold millions of copies. All other rights for the franchise "remain with the Strugatsky brothers," so no movies.
The publisher thanks Boris Natanovich Strygatsky specifically. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series is based off the novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
"The acquisition of the S.T.AL.K.E.R. license serves as an important cornerstone for the further international orientation of bitComposer Entertainment AG,” says Stefan Weyl, member of the bitComposer Entertainment AG executive board. “For us, this brand represents a bridge to an important segment of triple-A products and a milestone in the history of the company. We would like to express our gratitude to Boris Natanovich Strygatsky.”
“S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a reputable brand with a long history of success. To date, the series has sold many millions of units worldwide,” says Wolfgang Duhr, member of the bitComposer Entertainment AG executive board. “Naturally, we’d like to tap into the success of this series, and we see a great deal of potential for the future.”
Author Boris Natanovich Strugatsky passed away this year on November 19th, aged 79.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. license acquired by bitComposer
12 December 2012 | By Simon Priest
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