"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-"
Their new game: http://survarium.com/en/#1
Honestly, at first I was like "FML". Kinda still am. No STALKER 2 :,(
But this game is looking okay, or at least it's sounding that way. Not sure how I feel about the whole MMOFPS thing, but I suppose we'll see in due time.
edit: New dev diary video talking about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl812VZv9VI
edit 2: "Survarium will be both Multiplayer online and Player vs the game world." --- LOLFAQs, where anyone who disagrees with you is a troll. "Hahahahahahaha - Mara Aramov
Couldn't they just change the name for the new publishing company. Why make a stupid MMO game, god I hate MMOs.
Just change the name and you have a new single player STALKER, not this crap. --- Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden 3 (YES, NG3), Bayonetta, God Hand and Vanquish: The greatest games in their respective genres.
However, I’d also caution against rushing to judgment. Development is still in an early stage, with the projected release date at the end of 2013. I want to hear more about how Vostok Games will make this work, and I would not at all be surprised if Survarium ultimately goes a different direction than “World of STALKERs”. Many of these developers have made my one of my favorite shooter series of all time, and maybe the greatest setting of any PC game ever made. So they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt. --- Drink your milk!