GSC Game World

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GSC Game World
Industry Video game
Successor 4A Games
Vostok Games
Founded 1995 (1995)
2014 (reestablished)
Defunct 2011-2014
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Key people
Sergei Grigorovich
Products Video games

GSC Game World (GSCGW) is a Ukrainian video game developer. Founded in 1995 in Kiev by Hryhorovych Serhiy, 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 (this one long before 2011).

In 2013 a controversial[3][4][5] new company was formed, called West Games (formerly Union Studio), with people who claimed to be former members or leading specialists of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.[6] However, GSC Game World later revealed that the only STALKER project West Games were working on was a canceled Flash game.[7]

In December 2014, GSC reopened officially. They also announced a new game to be in development.[8]

In May 2015, GSC announced Cossacks 3 which will be a remake of their real-time strategy classic.[9]

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[10] which was later stuck in development hell.[11]


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