Beginning in August, we had the opportunity to view STALKER: The Shadow of Chernobyl in a previously unreleased form. A mystery Russian ruined GSC Game World’s plans to release a remake or remaster of the 2007 edition.
The editors of PC Gamer made the decision to go into the matter and identify the leak’s origin. The preliminary data show that a Russian streamer who is also a major STALKER fan is standing behind him. He is perplexed as to why GSC Game World treats Russians so poorly and forbids them from playing the impending STALKER 2 in the future (e.g. by canceling the Russian location, i.e. subtitles).
Although the band in question has had assistance from the Ukrainian studio for the last 15 years and they have eagerly awaited the full-fledged continuation of the 2007 hit, he believes that the Ukrainian studio has shunned all eastern neighbors, including those who do not wish them harm. It is alleged that Russians face discrimination, among other things, on the main GSC server on Discord, and that their willingness to assist charitable causes like those in Ukraine is underappreciated.
When he published the STALKER gameplay The Shadow of Chernobyl, Russian streamer Nevazhno, who has previously written extensively about the STALKER brand, backed up his previous statements. The game’s source code was expected to come from the developers or a creator who worked for GSC Game World and had no intention of tolerating Russian discrimination.
On the other hand, such disclosures encourage intimidation or death threats addressed at developers working in the Ukrainian company, according to Zachar Bocharov, head of interactions with the community at GSC. Even the studio spokesman expressed his hope that this Shadow of Chernobyl leak “will stop it,” as the devs are still said to be living in terror.