S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Summary
The bleak world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has just gotten a tad brighter asis resurrecting ye olde Gamespy codes for the apocalyptic shooter, which also seem to be activating on Steam as well. This is part of a wider initiative to dust off old game serial keys and get them revived digitally by GOG, who hope to expand what they can turn into a DRM-free copy. You get all the goodies and updates.
Valentine Yeltyshev is back with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. creator, having left for a while to pursue other goals. Now the studio is back up and running and is working on its next project. Will it be another S.T.A.L.K.E.R.? What's definitely not another entry into the series is 'STALKER: Apocalypse', says the public relations director. That's a 'scam' by West Games who've 'no expertise' with the IP.
Well that escalated quickly. No sooner had West Games' S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl begun, than the team were facing accusations of false claims and possible legal action. The key issue is whether West Games lied about their members being former developers from S.T.A.L.K.E.R creators GSC Game World.for a planned "spiritual successor" to
West Games, a new studio founded by former members of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. creators GSC World and 4A Games, what they describe as "the definitive spiritual successor" to the cult post apocalyptic shooter. Project Areal will be West Games' first title, set in a huge open world filled with a variety of mutated creatures intent on eating your eyeballs for dinner.
The post-apocalyptic survival series S.T.A.L.K.E.R is the latest to survive the GameSpy server shutdowns, with a new Steam patch moving the multiplayer servers for every incarnation of the series over to developers GSC Gameworld's own. If you don't own the games on Steam you can manually download the patch, which affects all editions, on the series'.