Some could say that this is something surprising, but we’ve already heard those rumors about Bethesda acquiring the STALKER IP in the past. In fact, this rumor surfaced when STALKER 2 was cancelled. Although Sergey Grigorovich was quick to react and said that he did not sell the rights to Bethesda, there was definitely something weird going on in the background. And here we are today with Sergey Galyonkin, marketing director at 1C-Softclub Ukraine, unveiling some new – rumored – information about this acquisition on his blog.
According to Sergey, Bethesda is going to publish a STALKER game and has all the rights to it. Although Grigorovich did not sell – yet – the rights of STALKER’s IP, it is said that Bethesda is looking into it and might acquire them in the near future.
This new STALKER game will be a multiplatform title and will be powered by Bethesda’s in-house engine.
As said and before, these are rumors that have not been confirmed as of yet. Sergey claims that the above information is from a reliable source, but you know the drill. Take everything you read with a grain of salt.
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