GSC Game World

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GSC Game World
Former type Private
Industry Video game
Successors 4A Games
Vostok Games
West Games
Founded 1995 (1995)
Defunct December 9, 2011 (2011-12-09)
Headquarters Kyiv, Ukraine
Key people Sergei Grigorovich
(CEO)
Products Video games
Website http://www.gsc-game.com

GSC Game World (GSCGW) is a Ukrainian video game developer. Founded in 1995 in Kyiv, Ukraine, it released titles such as Cossacks: European Wars, American Conquest, Alexander, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. In 2004, GSC Game World founded a publishing firm, GSC World Publishing.

GSCGW's most successful game series was S.T.A.L.K.E.R., a survival shooter seven years in development that was released in March 2007. It is also known for the Cossacks series. Most of their titles are published in Europe by Cdv Software Entertainment.

GSCGW created the X-Ray Engine used in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.

On December 9, 2011, GSC was dissolved.[1] Two new studios were formed by employees who worked on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Vostok Games[2] and 4A Games. In 2013 a new company was formed, called West Games (formerly Union Studio), with former members or leading specialists of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.[3]

In December 2014 most of the GSC team assembled again and the company continued to exist. They also announced a new game to be in development.[4]

Titles developed by GSC Game World[edit]

Xbox 360 developer rights[edit]

In November 2007, GSC acquired Xbox 360 developer rights. In September 2009 GSC announced that it would port S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). However, due to a lack of manpower, they planned to begin with the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2[5] which was later cancelled.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ STALKER FALLOUT: POLYGON TRACES THE EXODUS FROM KIEV'S LEGENDARY GSC GAME WORLD
  2. ^ "Vostok Games". 
  3. ^ "West-Games". 
  4. ^ GSC Is back. "The creators of S.T.A..L.K.E.R are back". http://www.gsc-game.com/. 
  5. ^ "GSC becomes a certified Xbox 360 developer". GSC Game world. 2007-11-23. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  6. ^ Makuch, Eddie. "S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 canceled". GameSpot. 

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