Defiant STALKER 2 Developer Says Game Development Will Continue ‘After the Victory’ in Ukraine
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Kyiv-based STALKER 2 developer GSC Game World pointedly stated that the development of the game would continue after Ukraine’s victory over Russia in the ongoing war. In a video uploaded to the GSC YouTube channel “Lights! Camera! War.” The studio explained how its world has been turned upside down by the Russian invasion.
The captions for the video read: “Last week we edited a video about our motion capture studio. We wanted to show how the videos were created, spent time watching videos, writing scripts, and talking to the actors. The last week has been a busy week.
“Game development has taken a backseat. But we will definitely continue. After the victory.
“On February 24, Russia declared war on Ukraine and sent rockets, tanks, and soldiers to our homeland. Our country is again forced to fight for existence.
“Now, we are committed to helping our employees, and their families survive. Game development has taken a backseat. But we will definitely continue. After the victory, Glory to Ukraine.”
GSC has previously called for fan and industry support and asked people to send funds to the Ukrainian army. This is because many in the gaming industry-supported Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of the country.
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— OFFICIAL STALKER (@stalker_thegame) March 2, 2022
11 Bit Studios, GOG, Raw Fury, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Beetlewing, Wargaming, and other developers, publishers, and game leaders donated money to charities helping Ukrainian citizens and refugees.
Ukraine has also officially called on Xbox, PlayStation, and “all game development companies” to temporarily stop supporting Russia and Belarus in an open letter written by Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Fedorov.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.