Definitely no S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in 2005

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    A summary of an IRC chat with one of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs, Anton Bolshakov:<blockquote>when the plot is fully implemented (it is being completed), the simulation will be finally tuned. This is what the team is doing right now.

    The game will certainly not come out this year.

    Look for the beginning of the wide advertising campaign, as it will mean half a year until the release.</blockquote>Link: thread on (Russian)

    Spotted on
  2. Tayl

    Tayl First time out of the vault

    Feb 15, 2004
    Meh. I just read 'Roadside Picnic' again and it made me sort of look forward to the game again, and now this. Not that I am surprised in any way, it's just bad timing from my perspective.
  3. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    I've lumped this into the vaporware category.

    Just don't care about it.
  4. intoxicate

    intoxicate Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 17, 2004
  5. Hose

    Hose Mildly Dipped

    Nov 10, 2003
    I don't get it :scratch:

    No rush for me, maybe when it gets out i'll finally get my PC upgraded.
  6. Claw

    Claw Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jan 18, 2004

    Some people've been calling this vaporware for some time, yet I wasn't ready to believe it. The screenshots, the ingame movies looked so convincing..

    Oh well, I've got a couple of classics to replay. If it ever comes out, I'll be there. Maybe.
  7. greatatlantic

    greatatlantic It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 29, 2005
    Didn't a lot of people call Half Life 2 vaporware? But in the end, if you take the time to make your game as perfect as possible, you do end up with an excellent title.
  8. Bet

    Bet First time out of the vault

    Oct 23, 2004
    Just as long as this doesn't turn into a Boiling Point debacle. There's another game with a lot of potential, maybe salvageable, but definitely a shoddy release. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. probably has more potential, so more room for screwing up in a big way.

    Needless to say, I'm guessing 1.5 to 2 gigs of RAM will be needed for performance enjoyment, like in Boiling Point. The bugs are really the only thing killing me in Boiling Point, but holy hell they chafe me. People with less RAM have it significantly worse in the performance factor. And in the end, BP really just makes me yearn for the ability to wander around Chernobyl :(

    People were flipping out over that, too. Valve even had a scapegoat (lol hackers stole our code), but it didn't soothe people very much. Me, I didn't care until I got my copy in November. Good game, uncontaminated by my own impatience. Trying to keep it like that for S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but it's hard. No 2005 release makes it harder.
  9. PhredBean

    PhredBean Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 14, 2004
    I'd have to disagree on calling HL2 an excellent title, the sp game being as rushed feeling as it was, especially the unpolishedness of the vehicle controls. Still, I'm not at all suprised to see this news, I just wish I hadn't have pre-ordered STALKER with GameStop back when it had a release date... heavens, I hate looking at the reciept-stub they gave me, it still says "May", which I don't look at as a month anymore, but as a game status.
  10. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    That's sigworthy. :o

    Oh well...I dont care really since interesting games come out faster than I can play them or am willing to pay for them.

    The Vault Dweller
  11. Jammet

    Jammet Leopardster

    May 30, 2005
    So they going to "fine tune" this for a year? I wonder what needs to be fine tuned here. Are they acclerating time by a thousandfold and notice that the animals are dying out or what? Faulty food chain? Are mice plotting to take over their game world? Thought this was a radioactive dump anyway. I would be very surprised if life statistics kept going in a straight like while everything else is literally oozing poison all day long.

    Last time I checked this was a first Shooter-RPG and not a chess engine destinied to win tournaments against other chess engines every few years.