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Stalker Add-on Call of Pripyat is coming - Stalker 2 with Cryengine 3?

The developers of Stalker, GSC, are currently working on an add-on with the name Call of Pripyat. Furthermore they are apparently considering a Stalker with the Cryengine 3.
Stalker: New add-on and Stalker 2 planned (picture: Stalker: Clear Sky) (6)
 
Stalker: New add-on and Stalker 2 planned (picture: Stalker: Clear Sky) (6) [Source: view picture gallery]
I an interview with a Russian website GSC boss Sergey Grigorovitch talks about the future of the Stalker series. Accordingly a second add-on for Stalker is said to be released in fall 2009. Call of Pripyat is staged in the name giving city near Chernobyl. More details about the new Stalker add-on have not been revealed yet. Time will also have to tell which publisher will distribute the extension.

Besides the add-on, GSC is also planning a new Stalker, called Stalker 2. It seems like the developers will give up on their own X-Ray Engine - although it was one of the first game engines that offered DirectX 10.1 which had been integrated into Stalker: Clear Sky with a patch. Apparently GSC is considering licensing the Cryengine 3 which has been introduce by Crytek at the Game Developer Conference.

Can you imagine a Stalker game based on the Cryengine 3? Give your opinion in the comments.

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Author: Thilo Bayer (Apr 15, 2009)






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Sparrowhawk Re: Stalker Add-on Call of Pripyat is coming - Stalker 2 with Cryengine 3?
Junior Member
29.07.2009 16:50
I dunno, I've only recently started playing through Crysis (the hype actually turned me off to it) and I have to say even the CryEngine 2 seems to be an incredibly robust engine, not to mention amazing-looking. I understand people's concerns about the fact that Crysis is a very bright, sunny tropical kind of game, but to be honest I think that broken, rusty painting feeling you get from STALKER games could easily be done with something like CryEngine 2. I think those characteristics are really more about how you make USE of the engine, rather than the engine itself. The X-Ray engine is great and GSC should be proud of it, but it really isn't the most optimized bug-less thing in the world now is it?

Just think, if GSC doesn't have to spend a ton of resources on updating or making a new version of X-Ray, that's just all the more time they can pump into recording awesome dialog, awesome weapon sounds, creating awesome models and animations, textures and maps to make the game that much more enveloping. I look forward to seeing whatever they do.
Ar.Pi Re: Stalker Add-on Call of Pripyat is coming - Stalker 2 with Cryengine 3?
Senior Member
17.04.2009 04:15
Well X-Ray gave the game that rusty broken feeling. Without the shining graphics of Cryengine. The X-Ray engine gave the flavor of Chernobyl pretty well, this gritty type of feeling. Hope they can replicate it with the new engine, if they choose to use it.
Suicidal360Flip Re: Stalker Add-on Call of Pripyat is coming - Stalker 2 with Cryengine 3?
Junior Member
16.04.2009 13:59
Quote: (Originally Posted by Yapa)
I'm a huge stalker fan... one of my best FPS titles and I actually welcome the change to Cryengine 3, or even 2.

The current engine looks great but has its problems, and it runs pretty badly considering it looks good but not THAT good.

The only fear I have is that with Cryengine 3 they will target consoles... and give us a dumbed down console newb game

yapa


Exactly wut i think about all of this, i just hope the developers can use the power of Cryengine 3 properly and make the most of it.

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