S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Delayed Again

The German THQ News Page (thanks Frans) has word that STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, has suffered another delay. Previously expected for May of this year (story), the game no longer seems to carry a specific release date. No reason for the delay is offered, but GSC Game World's PR Manager Oleg Yavorsky gamely spins this announcement, saying they are pleased that THQ has given them more time to develop their upcoming first-person shooter.
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Re: I dont follow this game anymore.. Feb 2, 2005, 11:23
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does ANYONE give a shit about this game anymore?

actually, yes.

anyhoo, GSC has mentioned several times now that work on the "World Simulator" (the part of the game code that powers all NPC bahavior) is taking longer than they opriginally thought it would. All NPC's are supposedly going to maintain their feeding (this includes predatory behavior), sleeping etc whether you're near them or not. Its ambitious but I'm curious to see if its really worth all the effort and expense that they seem to be putting into it. Time might be better spent implementing a semi-persistant co-op multiplayer environment instead of a CS-styled tactical multiplayer gametypes that they are planning on.

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