bitComposer Entertainment acquires STALKER franchise
Publisher gains exclusive worldwide rights for future video game adaptations of the series
bitComposer Entertainment AG has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights for future video game adaptations of the acclaimed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand from Boris Natanovich Strygatsky.
“The acquisition of the S.T.AL.K.E.R. license serves as an important cornerstone for the further international orientation of bitComposer Entertainment AG,” says Stefan Weyl, member of the bitComposer Entertainment AG executive board. “For us, this brand represents a bridge to an important segment of triple-A products and a milestone in the history of the company. We would like to express our gratitude to Boris Natanovich Strygatsky.”
Boris Natanovich Strugatsky passed away unexpectedly on the 19 th of November, 2012, at the age of 79.
Since the 2007 release of the first part, Shadow of Chernobyl, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series has received international attention. Shadow of Chernobyl has sold over 300,000 copies in the German-speaking countries alone. So far, the three titles in the series have been released exclusively for Windows PC.
bitComposer Entertainment AG has acquired the rights for future game adaptations of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand. All other rights remain with the Strugatsky brothers who have written the novels upon which the games are based.
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