Confusion over Stalker dev’s future

The future of STALKER developer GSC Game World hangs in the balance after a Ukrainian news site reported it had closed, and a tweet from the developer denying the claim was deleted.

Ukranews claimed earlier today that founder and CEO Sergei Grigorovich had told staff at a meeting that he had decided to close the Kiev-based company for unspecified personal reasons. A source claimed Grigorovich was not satisfied with the progress made on STALKER 2, which was announced at Gamescom last year.

GSC moved to deny the report, posting on Twitter: "No we have not closed GSC or cancelled," but the tweet has since been deleted. We've sought clarification from GSC, but it's not looking good.