GSC Game World, developer of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, was rumored to have shut down
earlier this month, a move that would have affected roughly 45 employees. However, GSC still appears to be alive and
wiggling its legs slightly, announcing via Twitter
that "there is cause for hope!"
In the same tweet, GSC said it "will not be releasing any official news until around mid January," which suggests the studio will still be running in some capacity at least until then. GSC was developing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
, and we can only hope for some good news in January from the studio.