S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been through it’s ups and downs since the announcement in 2010, tears have been cried, blood has been shed, developers have fallen, but today GSC Game World announced that they would stop working on the game to begin focusing on a F2P MMOFPS called Survarium. Don’t turn your back on the company yet though, it looks like the game is going to actually have some ties to the infinitely delayed sequel. Project Lead Ruslen Didenko says, “The concept of Survarium is a next evolution step for the idea of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. we’ve been working on for the last ten years, Survarium will go way further forcing mankind to fight for survival not only within the closed area of Chernobyl zone, but also far beyond.” The concepts of the game have also been released:
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.
It sounds like it is going to be an interesting project but we will see if they can redeem the words “Free 2 Play”.