S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Getting Steamed

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the forthcoming prequel to last year’s outstanding PC FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, is now set for a simultaneous worldwide launch on Steam and in retailers. Via an agreement inked by GCS Game World and Valve today, the digital download release of Clear Sky will also be Steam-exclusive. An official launch date still has yet to be narrowed down, but the title is currently scheduled to come out in Q1 2008, so barring any delays it should be on its way fairly soon. I, for one, can’t wait.

“Steam has introduced S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to many thousands of new fans all over the world,” said GSC Game World’s CEO Sergiy Grygorovych. “We chose to deliver the digital version of the game exclusively on Steam because of its proven success not only as the leading global digital distribution platform for games, but because it allows us to directly reach its integrated and active community of gamers.”

“It’s great to see a forward-thinking game maker like GCS Game World launching simultaneously in digital and traditional retail channels,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “By launching S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:Clear Sky on Steam on the same day that it’s available in stores worldwide, GCS Game World ensures that gamers can get their hands on this highly-anticipated game in the way that’s most convenient for them.”

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