STALKER game license acquired, 'series to continue'

German firm picks up the rights to the post-apocalyptic franchise

Independent publisher bitComposer Entertainment AG claims to have acquired the rights to make future STALKER game adaptations from Boris Strugatsky.


The three STALKER games released to date were adapted from the novel Roadside Picnic by brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, The latter passed away last month.

Eschborn, Germany-based bitComposer Entertainment said in a press release that the deal "ensures that the successful series will continue", with further details set to be "released shortly".

bitComposer Entertainment executive board member Wolfgang Duhr said: "STALKER is a reputable brand with a long history of success. To date, the series has sold many millions of units worldwide.

"Naturally, we'd like to tap into the success of this series, and we see a great deal of potential for the future."

Fellow executive board member Stefan Weyl added: "The acquisition of the STALKER license serves as an important cornerstone for the further international orientation of bitComposer Entertainment AG."

"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."

Last year the former STALKER developer, Ukrainian studio GSC Game World, cancelled the development of a sequel in the post-apocalyptic shooter series