So this news really bummed me out today.

Apparently the reformed STALKER team (GSC Game World now Vostok Games) couldn't acquire the rights to the STALKER franchise so instead they are working on a new game. This game is going to have a similar look and feel to STALKER but looks to take place all over the world in post-apocalyptic decaying cities overgrown with vegetation. Its also going to be a F2P MMOFPS..which the closest thing I can think of being Fallen Earth in both possible mechanics and overall feel.

Overall until more details emerge I have little opinion on this new idea but its still very disheartening to lean that STALKER 2 has been canned.