Zakhar Bocharov, PR Manager at GSC Game World on my microblog shared good news for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans: one of the developers of the first part joined the sequel team.
We are talking about Dmitry Yasenev, whom Bocharov named “One of the key” programmers S.T.A.L.K.E.R .: Shadow of Chernobyl and two independent additions to it – Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat.
At GSC Game World, Yasenev took the position of a lead programmer, but his terms of reference were not specified. In the case of the first part, the developer is credited with creating the A-Life “life simulation” system.
Yasenev worked at GSC Game World for over nine years – from 2002 (artificial intelligence programmer) to 2011 (lead programmer), after which he moved to Vostok Games.
The programmer was listed in the Survarium development studio until October 2018. Since then and before returning to GSC Game World, Yasenev managed to cooperate with Aurora Technologies, Dragon`s Lake Entertainment and MemSQL.
As for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, its developers had to switch to remote mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, production is progressing even faster than planned.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is confirmed only for PC and so far has only an approximate release date – according to Bocharov, the game will definitely go on sale “Until the end of the century”… In March 2020, the authors shared their debut screenshot.
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