Over a month ago, there were rumors that GSC Game World’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 had been cancelled due to the disputes the developers were having with the STALKERS brand. Earlier this week, GSC Game World made it official that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 project is in fact officially cancelled.
With the cancellation of STALKER 2, GSC Game World also shut their company down but formed a new studio, Vostok Games. Since STALKER 2 is now out of the picture, the newly formed Vostok Games will instead work on a new project, which is a free-to-play MMO entitled Suvarium (working title).
Here’s a little information on Vostok Games’ Suvarium:
“Survarium is a free2play MMOFPS game set in the near future. The game focuses on a mass- scale ecological catastrophe on Earth, the reasons behind vaguely known.
Impassable woods advance onto cities from every side, maddened animals and birds attack industrial complexes, military structures, warehouses and power plants. Towns are cut off from each other, there are no water supplies, no electricity, gas, communication is lost. Countries collapse, anarchy spreads throughout the world. Now force dictates who to survive. In the meantime, new species of greenery and animals purposely destroy human civilization. Strange plants and mushrooms grow through concrete and steel. Scientists all over the world haplessly try to cope with the anomaly sprawling across the Earth with terrifying speed.”
Suvarium is scheduled for release in early 2013 exclusively on the PC.