S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Delayed Again, Recalled from North American Retailers

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The North American release of GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) has been delayed "a few days" past the promised September 5 date, a representative from publisher Deep Silver confirmed with Shacknews today.

The slip stems from a manufacturing issue specific to the North American edition, with Deep Silver forced to recall all copies that have already shipped to stores. The issue is apparently a printing error that saw the game distributed without CD keys, according to Bluesnews.

This delay will "probably" push back the shooter prequel's impending release on Valve's digital distribution platform Steam, though direct confirmation has yet to arrive.

The game's European release on September 5 is not affected.

A new release date for North America is not yet available, though several online retailers have the title tentatively slated for September 15.

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    August 29, 2008 3:01 PM

    This just in, Valve is indeed the mystery developer behind the series!

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      August 29, 2008 3:17 PM

      ...what

      ...an

      ...idiot

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        August 29, 2008 3:51 PM

        na, if it was valve it would be taking much longer than this, and the delays would be much bigger

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          August 29, 2008 4:54 PM

          But the game in the end wouldn't be a cluster fuck to run with a metric fuck ton of bugs, now would it?

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            August 29, 2008 5:39 PM

            It could just ship with broken sound, like half life 2. I mean, thats not a metric fuck ton, but it did suck for the week it took before I could get online for another few hours that november.