There has been a lot said about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, with uncertain status of the game and developer GSC Gameworld, but now the mist seems to have cleared somewhat as German outfit Bitcomposer Entertainment has picked up the video game rights for Stalker from the estate of the original author Boris Natanovich Strygatsky (who recently passed away).
"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."
There is no mention of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 anywhere so it remains to be seen what kind of plans Bitcomposer has for the brand.