GSC Game World
|Defunct||December 9, 2011|
|Key people||Sergei Grigorovich
GSC Game World was a Ukrainian video game developer. Founded in 1995 in Kiev, 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 the publishing branch GSC World Publishing.
GSC Game World's most successful game series was S.T.A.L.K.E.R., a survival shooter that was in development for seven years, and finally released in March 2007. It is also known for the Cossacks series. Most of their titles are published in Europe by Cdv Software Entertainment.
GSC Game World is also the creator of the X-Ray Engine used in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
On December 9, 2011, GSC was dissolved. Two new studios were formed by employees who worked on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Vostok Games and 4A Games. In 2013 a new company formed called West Games (formerly Union Studio).[clarification needed]
Titles developed by GSC Game World
- 2001 — Codename: Outbreak
- 2001 — Cossacks: European Wars
- 2002 — Cossacks: Art of War
- 2002 — Cossacks: Back to War
- 2003 — Hover Ace
- 2003 — American Conquest
- 2003 — American Conquest: Fight Back
- 2004 — Alexander
- 2004 — Firestarter
- 2005 — Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars
- 2006 — Cossacks II: Battle for Europe
- 2006 — Heroes of Annihilated Empires
- 2007 — S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
- 2008 — S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
- 2009 — S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Xbox 360 developer rights
In November 2007 GSC acquired Xbox 360 developer rights. In September 2009 GSC announced that it will 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 which however, was later cancelled.
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- Makuch, Eddie. "S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 canceled". GameSpot.
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