New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game scheduled for early 2008

— 11:44 AM on July 11, 2007

Barely four months have passed since the release of GSC Game World's repeatedly delayed post-apocalyptic first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and already the Ukrainian game developer has announced that it's readying a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game for the first quarter of next year. ComputerAndVideoGames has the skinny on the upcoming title over in this article.

Apparently, the new opus will be dubbed S.T.A.L.KE.R.: Clear Sky and it will take place one year before Shadow of Chernobyl. The game world will consist of 50% new territory and 50% of the previous game's territory rendered "twisted" and "more hostile." Clear Sky's storyline will involve a war between eight factions of "stalkers" that dwell in the Zone; the player will also be able to join these factions. On the technical side of things, GSC intends to improve the game's artificial intelligence, physics, and virtual PDA. A DirectX 10 version of the title is a possibility, as well.

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