STALKER license acquired by bitComposer

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#1 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42577 posts) -
#2 Posted by straightedge_X (737 posts) -
Yes! I was starting to think the franchise was dead.
#3 Posted by wis3boi (31004 posts) -

Part of me says nothing will happen...again. But I still have some hope we may get a sequel

#4 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10142 posts) -
Make it happened. i can only hope and pray for STALKER 2. Make it happen. just..
#5 Posted by ZimpanX (12636 posts) -

Here's hoping they hire 4A, Vostok Games or heck even CD Projekt RED as the devs (they helped GSC with the first one).

#6 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10142 posts) -

Here's hoping they hire 4A, Vostok Games or heck even CD Projekt RED as the devs (they helped GSC with the first one).

ZimpanX
4A is acceptable for Stalker 2. there is also rumor that bethesda is making Stalker 2. thankfully its wrong. otherwise they turn it into another Elder Scroll. and consolise as hel. and hopefully game will be PC only.
#7 Posted by streetridaz (3276 posts) -

All i need to know is that the series isn't dead. Whether the game will still be good or not is question but as long as I know the series isn't dead i have hope. Stalker is one of the best franchises on PC ever. IMO. I would go nuts if they came out with another. :)

#8 Posted by Heil68 (43160 posts) -
There is a ray of hope Stalker will live on.
#9 Posted by GarGx1 (2419 posts) -

Well it's good news and a glimmer of hope for the series :)

#10 Posted by parkurtommo (25929 posts) -

I just hope they can capture the same feel that the original games offered, that is assuming this actually means another game for the franchise.

#11 Posted by moistsandwich (0 posts) -

I couldnt get into Stalker, I don't get why people love it so much.

#12 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
will buy day one. each stalker game was an instant classic
#13 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -
now they'll make it too mainstream :(
#14 Posted by ArchDemon123 (953 posts) -

I couldnt get into Stalker, I don't get why people love it so much.

moistsandwich
It's all in the atmosphere man. some love it, some just can't get into it.
#15 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Maybe now we can get a STALKER game that isn't buggy and repetitive.

#16 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

What has bitComposer made in the past?

#17 Posted by pelvist (4557 posts) -

As long as they make a propper sequel and not a console game then I am happy. Thankfully BitComposer are a PC centric developer/publisher so I think the chances of that happening are slim.

#18 Posted by pelvist (4557 posts) -

What has bitComposer made in the past?

Vari3ty

Jagged alliance: Back in action

They also publisher for: Jagged Alliance: Crossfire and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat

#19 Posted by Seabas989 (10026 posts) -

That's good news just for it being alive.

#20 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

#21 Posted by GhoX (4669 posts) -

Here's hoping they hire 4A, Vostok Games or heck even CD Projekt RED as the devs (they helped GSC with the first one).

ZimpanX
Isn't Vostok formed by ex-STALKER devs anyway? I think they are already developing a multiplayer-based STALKER spiritual sequel with survival elements of DayZ.
#22 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38201 posts) -

Let's hope they pick up STALKER 2 where they left off

#23 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42577 posts) -

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567
Only after the fact, I say.
#24 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Stevo_the_gamer
Only after the fact, I say.

What do you mean exactly?
#25 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42577 posts) -
[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"][QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567
Only after the fact, I say.

What do you mean exactly?

After they release the PC version.
#26 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -
[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"][QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567
Only after the fact, I say.

What do you mean exactly?

I presume he means it should be developed and released for the PC and afterwards ported to consoles, so we don't get a dumbening event.
#27 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]Only after the fact, I say.Stevo_the_gamer
What do you mean exactly?

After they release the PC version.

Ah okay, that makes sense.
#28 Posted by Sushiglutton (5191 posts) -

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567

Yeah the new owners probably realize that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards.

#29 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10142 posts) -

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567
so you along with dumb console gamers can play it and thus yet another dumbed down game.
#30 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10142 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Sushiglutton
Yeah the new owners probably realizes that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards.

STALKER cant work on console it require too many keys and big inventory. unless they dumb it down with regen hearlth, removal of inventory and 2 weapons limit....
#31 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

SNIPER4321

so you along with dumb console gamers can play it and thus yet another dumbed down game.

How ironic, when you're a big dumbass.

#32 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Sushiglutton

Yeah the new owners probably realize that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards.

Agreed.
#33 Posted by Sushiglutton (5191 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sushiglutton"][QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

SNIPER4321

Yeah the new owners probably realizes that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards.

STALKER cant work on console it require too many keys and big inventory. unless they dumb it down with regen hearlth, removal of inventory and 2 weapons limit....

Yeah they should remove a lot of those keys, they just make the game clumpsy. Games are supposed to be fun, not like work. I think the Stalker franchise will be reborned on consoles, better than ever!

#34 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10142 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="Sushiglutton"] Yeah the new owners probably realizes that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards. Sushiglutton

STALKER cant work on console it require too many keys and big inventory. unless they dumb it down with regen hearlth, removal of inventory and 2 weapons limit....

Yeah they should remove a lot of those keys, they just make the game clumpsy. Games are supposed to be fun, not like work. I think the Stalker franchise will be reborned on consoles, better than ever!

This so called "fun" ruining gaming in general. go watch TV its also Fun. i dont want my hobby to ruin by casuals. We need hardcore games that only be play by its fanbase. 12 yo can play MW3 but cant play Arma and Stalker. can he??
#35 Posted by Sushiglutton (5191 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sushiglutton"]

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"] STALKER cant work on console it require too many keys and big inventory. unless they dumb it down with regen hearlth, removal of inventory and 2 weapons limit....SNIPER4321

Yeah they should remove a lot of those keys, they just make the game clumpsy. Games are supposed to be fun, not like work. I think the Stalker franchise will be reborned on consoles, better than ever!

This so called "fun" ruining gaming in general. go watch TV its also Fun. i dont want my hobby to ruin by casuals. We need hardcore games that only be play by its fanbase. 12 yo can play MW3 but cant play Arma and Stalker. can he??

Hardcore fanbase is too small and most of them are also into piracy. Bitcomposer needs to appeal to a wider audience to grow the STALKER brand. I think adding a multiplayer mode and making the locations a bit tigher are a couple of things that are needed. Simplifying the controls is another. Also the world is a bit grim, which is tedious. A more lighthearted vibe would be good I think.

#36 Posted by MrYaotubo (2592 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="Sushiglutton"] Yeah the new owners probably realizes that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards. Sushiglutton

STALKER cant work on console it require too many keys and big inventory. unless they dumb it down with regen hearlth, removal of inventory and 2 weapons limit....

Yeah they should remove a lot of those keys, they just make the game clumpsy. Games are supposed to be fun, not like work. I think the Stalker franchise will be reborned on consoles, better than ever!

The guys that aquired the license are also PC devs so I doubt they will make it multiplat,besides,the STALKER games have sold at least 5M copies so it was a great sucess anyway.
#37 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10142 posts) -
This is the problem. GAMES should not be play by everyone. its not movie/ Im skilledfull gamer. and most game ppls call hard are actually easy for me.
#38 Posted by Juggernaut140 (36011 posts) -
I know y'alls just trolling Sniper but the thought of any of those things actually being implemented in STALKER made me cringe.
#39 Posted by Sushiglutton (5191 posts) -
This is the problem. GAMES should not be play by everyone. its not movie/ Im skilledfull gamer. and most game ppls call hard are actually easy for me.SNIPER4321
Only a handful of gamers in the world can play games at the level you do. That's why it's hard to build a sustainable business around making decent budget games for that audience. I think you need to get dumber, rather than developers wasting money on more intelligent games.
#40 Posted by Juggernaut140 (36011 posts) -
"UPDATE: RPS have spoken to bitComposer, who slightly clarify whats going on. The suggestion is that the rights are specifically for game adaptations of Strugatskys Stalker, presumably meaning the film/book based on Roadside Picnic, a book also by Strugatsky. That would mean that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games were still owned by former GSC head Sergei Grigorovich, despite bitComposer specifically using those games acronym affectation in their press release." :x
#41 Posted by parkurtommo (25929 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Sushiglutton

Yeah the new owners probably realize that keeping this franchise PC exclusive would be a misstake. Ofc they also need to make the experience smoother and less frustrating so that it fits modern standards.

Less frustrating? When were they frustrating?
#42 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]This is the problem. GAMES should not be play by everyone. its not movie/ Im skilledfull gamer. and most game ppls call hard are actually easy for me.Sushiglutton
Only a handful of gamers in the world can play games at the level you do. That's why it's hard to build a sustainable business around making decent budget games for that audience. I think you need to get dumber, rather than developers wasting money on more intelligent games.

You're kidding, right? :P
#43 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

I never played STALKER before, but I hear it's kinda buggy. But SNIPER tells me it's the best game ever made, I don't know if it is but if they made a console version I might check it out.

#44 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38201 posts) -

"UPDATE: RPS have spoken to bitComposer, who slightly clarify whats going on. The suggestion is that the rights are specifically for game adaptations of Strugatskys Stalker, presumably meaning the film/book based on Roadside Picnic, a book also by Strugatsky. That would mean that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games were still owned by former GSC head Sergei Grigorovich, despite bitComposer specifically using those games acronym affectation in their press release." :xJuggernaut140

So in other words they're allowed make similar games but not continue with STALKER 2? :?

#45 Posted by jackfruitchips (1066 posts) -

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567
I second this.
#46 Posted by vgamesx1 (5 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="Sushiglutton"] Yeah they should remove a lot of those keys, they just make the game clumpsy. Games are supposed to be fun, not like work. I think the Stalker franchise will be reborned on consoles, better than ever!

Sushiglutton

This so called "fun" ruining gaming in general. go watch TV its also Fun. i dont want my hobby to ruin by casuals. We need hardcore games that only be play by its fanbase. 12 yo can play MW3 but cant play Arma and Stalker. can he??

Hardcore fanbase is too small and most of them are also into piracy. Bitcomposer needs to appeal to a wider audience to grow the STALKER brand. I think adding a multiplayer mode and making the locations a bit tigher are a couple of things that are needed. Simplifying the controls is another. Also the world is a bit grim, which is tedious. A more lighthearted vibe would be good I think.

you do realize that... consoles also get piracy? at least half as much, plus if you count used game sales then devs and publishers lose just as much money on consoles if not more than on the PC, so I would rather have a loyal fanbase that is less likely to pirate games than to appeal to a bunch of casuals.... the only profit gain in this situation is that they will get more sales simply because its on more than one system...
#47 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15587 posts) -

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

Michael0134567
I hope not.
#48 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

SAGE_OF_FIRE
I hope not.

Fine :(.
#49 Posted by wis3boi (31004 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

The STALKER games should come to the consoles.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

I hope not.

This. Woudln't work there, and they'd have to butcher the things that make it great

#50 Posted by OneLazyAsian (1657 posts) -

I have mixed feelings about this news. While, yes, getting a STALKER game would be great but have you guys played Jagged Alliance (which is also another IP bitComposer bought)? On release it was a glitchy mess with all sorts of missing/confusing texts. What's worse is bitComposer basically refused to talk to the community and listen so a lot of the problems still persist in the game despite multiple patches. In fact, I think it's basically been the modding community that is fixing a lot of the bugs and stuff from Jagged Alliance. So you guys might consider this a blessing that bitComposer didn't get the IP for STALKER.