S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Summary
Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl is an ambitious title from GSC, one that succeeds and amazes in some areas but almost horridly trips and stumbles along in others.
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.for a planned "spiritual successor" to
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.
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'.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl came out for PC back in 2007, but a long development time with several delays and problems meant that some content was cut from the final release. Now a group of fans the Lost Alpha mod, six years in the making, which restores those cut levels and adds new features and improvements.
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series looked, for a moment, secured. Publisher bitComposer Entertainment have announced they acquired the license for video game adaptation, but GSC Game World says otherwise.
While bitComposer is adamant they "hold the license for PC and video games", Eugene Kuchma from GSC claims trademark filings show bitComposer doesn't own rights to make S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.