S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 developer GSC Game World’s offices have been damaged by fire

by Danny Craig  · 
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 developer GSC Game World’s offices have been damaged by fire
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GSC Game World, the developer behind the upcoming S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, has confirmed that its Prague office was damaged by fire last week but has stated that it has "dealt with worse" in the past.

The details:

  • The studio's office in Prague was damaged by a fire on Thursday, according to Vortex (translation via @HazzadorGamin) and later confirmed by a studio employee. The fire caused no injuries to employees or other office personnel, but the damages could exceed $70,000.
  • The fire is said to have started near the developers' backup servers, which housed their projects, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, though it's unclear whether any data was lost as a result of the incident.
  • Mol1t, a studio developer, confirmed the news on the studio's official Discord server, thanking fans for their continued support before confirming that development would continue as usual. “No anomaly, not even a ‘Burner’ will make us stop in our pursuit of our final goal,” the employee said. “We’ve dealt with worse than that before. This is fine.”
  • GSC relocated to Prague after leaving its original home of Ukraine following Russia's invasion of the country last year, where it continued work on the long-awaited S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The game's development hasn't been easy since then, with a Russian hack leaking a large number of confidential materials relating to the game and the Gamescom build of the title being buggy enough to prompt another delay to Q1 2024.

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