We have good news and bad news for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans. Shacknews says the post-apocalyptic shooter's hotly anticipated prequel—S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky—has finally gone gold, meaning the folks at GSC Game World have completed work on the title and shipped it off for duplication.
The bad news is that publisher Deep Silver has postponed Clear Sky's release to September 5, a week later than previously announced. If you asked for a day off in order to beat the game before all your Internet friends, now's the time to reschedule.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky will be available for the PC through both traditional retail channels and Valve's Steam content distribution service. Until September 5 comes along, you can kill time by checking out the Shack's screenshot gallery.