Well, you gotta admit that you never saw that coming. After Vostok Games’ harsh comments about West Games and its Areal Kickstarter campaign, everyone thought that this whole thing was a hoax. Apparently that’s far from the truth though as Alexey Sytyanov – STALKER and Survarium Lead Game Designer – has just joined West Games.
Alexey Sytyanov has been in the industry since 2001, was the lead game designer of Survarium, and has developed concepts for STALKER 2 until that project was closed for inexplicable reasons.
Alexey confirmed that West Games’ team has worked in the STALKER series, and shared some new details about the game.
Areal – according to Alexey – is the closest thing to STALKER, and is described as a mix between DayZ and Metroid Prime.
West Games will show footage from Areal – in the next couple of days – and will talk about some new game features.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more!