S.T.A.L.K.E.R. MMOG a possibility

RAWR!GSC Game World, developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (SoC), recently allowed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fansites to submit questions in relation to the current game, as well as the upcoming Clear Sky prequel.

One of the questions, "Will there be S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online?", garnered an interesting response from the devs.

"If it is the cooperative mode, then no, there will be none. Even at the time of development of the first part of the game we said that a cooperative mode is impossible, since Life Simulation would be different at each computer. Synchronizing it would be practically not doable."

Now this might not seem like much, a little dissapointing at the most, but thankfully the devs gave a little hint of things to come with the next sentence: "If you mean an MMOG, then we are seriously considering it."

A S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in MMOG form would be an absolute dream come true for a lot of gamers, with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SoCs existing multiplayer being generic and easily forgettable.

Some other interesting tid-bits to come out of the fansite Q&A were:

– confirmation that the X-Ray 1.5 Engine being developed for Clear Sky will support DirectX 10
– confirmation that a number of characters from SoC will appear in Clear Sky
– a Singleplayer SDK for SoC was planned, but has been delayed indefinitely.

The Q&A is going to be expanded over the coming weeks so keep an eye out. Good hunting Stalker.

[via GSC Game World]


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