S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Dev Shuts Down?

Reports are swirling this morning that Ukraine-based developer GSC Game World, the team behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise, has closed.

Ukrainian news website UkraNews first reported GSC was shut down by owner Sergei Grigorovich and the closure was announced to the team today. The official Twitter account for GSC later denied the report, however the tweet was deleted soon after. The studio issued a comment to Rock Paper Shotgun saying they have no comments at this time.

A sequel to the original PC title, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, was currently set for release this February.

We'll update this story has more develops.