S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developer GSC Game World has acknowledged and confirmed rumors that the studio is in trouble.
Last week, a report indicated the Ukraine-based developer would close its doors, citing its "inability to license a console version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to publishers" as one of its primary issues. When it was announced in August 2010, GSC Game World said S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was built upon "new multi-platform technology," but promised PC was the primary platform for the 2012 release.
GSC Game World initially denied rumors that pointed at the studio's closure, but retracted statements made on Twitter regarding the situation, and offered no comments when clarification was requested.
"We will do our best to continue. However, at this point, nothing is certain," GSC Game World's Twitter account noted earlier today.
In a more precise Tweet an hour later, the company promised its website, "with the forum [and] tech support" would continue. "The shop will continue until the nearest planned items sell out," the Tweet added.
According to UkraNews [via Eurogamer], GSC founder and CEO Sergei Grigorovich was unhappy with the progress of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and had decided to close the company. The report also stated "Ukranian law enforcement was interested in taking control of the company."
If you're a fan of the franchise like me, you should check out GSC Game World's official store for your last opportunity to pick up S.T.A.L.K.E.R. related swag.
[Image above from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky]