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bitComposer Entertainment AG has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights for future video game adaptations of the acclaimed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand from Boris Natanovich Strygatsky. This is the second strong international license that the Eschborn-based company has acquired within the space of a few years, and this move ensures that the successful series will continue. Further details will be released shortly.

"The acquisition of the S.T.AL.K.E.R. license serves as an important cornerstone for the further international orientation of bitComposer Entertainment AG," says Stefan Weyl, member of the bitComposer Entertainment AG executive board. "For us, this brand represents a bridge to an important segment of triple-A products and a milestone in the history of the company. We would like to express our gratitude to Boris Natanovich Strygatsky."

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well at least now there is a little bit of hope for a new stalker title, but, i really dont know much about bitcomposer.

*update*

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GSC Game World insists it still holds the sole intellectual property rights to the STALKER game series and the overall brand.

The Ukrainian company said so in a statement released last night in response to reports that independent German publisher bitComposer Entertainment had acquired the rights to make future STALKER game adaptations.

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well at least now there is a little bit of hope for a new stalker title, but, i really dont know much about bitcomposer.

Well they've made Jagged Alliance BIA...
Not a single interesting title what so ever, so i guess the next STALKER wont even deserve my hate, BIA surely don't. Not because it's a bad game, just because it's the most stupid idea this side of eternity.
(don't know about their involvement in COP but i Can't get back to Yanov and even if I could, i'd rather play SOC, atleast then I won't have the feeling of playing "nuked out Boiling Point")
Edited by Huzzbutt - 12/12/12 at 7:27am
 
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Well I guess some stalker is better than none, right?
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I'm confused.

1. I never heard of bitComposer.

2. Wasn't Sergiy Grygorovych (former GSC CEO) the one who had the STALKER rights and didn't want to hand them out after closing down the game studio? How come they acquired the license from another guy (who I havent heard of either tongue.gif).
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Given bitComposer's current game lineup, I hope they continue the STALKER franchise as a FPS and not as some RTS style game.
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Given bitComposer's current game lineup, I hope they continue the STALKER franchise as a FPS and not as some RTS style game.
i hope your right.
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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/12/12/bitcomposer-acquire-s-t-a-l-k-e-r-from-strygatsky/
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UPDATE 2: It seems we might be looking at STALKER for bitComposer and a separate franchise to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Confusing, eh?

Speculation is that this is rights to Roadside Picnic / Stalker movie. Not S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with dots.

But who knows.
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Speculation is that this is rights to Roadside Picnic / Stalker movie. Not S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with dots.
But who knows.

 

Even just that would be awesome.

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OK. Guys, there is a huge confusion all along.

What bitcomposer bought ain't the rights of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise (rights that belong to Sergei Grigorovich), they bought the rights of the Stalker books series, created by the Strugatsky brothers... who died not too long ago.

So, I have no idea why bitcomposer claims anything in regards to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games when they bought the rights of the Strugatsky books, that inspired the movie Stalker.

http://www.pcgamesn.com/article/bitcomposer-acquire-video-game-license-strugatsky-brothers-stalker-film-it-s-not-stalker-mind
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Even just that would be awesome.

No doubt. I think they are just confused as to what they actually acquired. It will be interesting to see Sergiy Grygorovych's response to this.
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