An official representative of GSC Game World confirmed information about the fire that occurred on September 7 in the Prague office of the developer of Stalker 2, and also stated that the incident is currently being investigated.
According to GSC business development manager Olga Ryzhko, no one was injured in the incident, but one of the three floors occupied by the company was seriously damaged and requires “complete restoration.”
Fortunately, none of the office employees and workers were injured as a result of the fire, which is good news, says a message to the Czech publication Vortex. Despite the fact that the fire was extinguished, one of the office floors requires major repairs. Further details of the incident are yet to be clarified, she added.
This was confirmed on the official Stalker Discord channel by another GSC Game World employee under the nickname Mol1t. Mol1t’s post says the following:
This is true. Fortunately, none of the employees or office workers were injured as a result of the incident. On Thursday there was a fire in our office in Prague. Although the fire was successfully extinguished, one of the office floors now requires complete restoration. Further details of the incident are still being clarified.
We express our deepest appreciation for your questions and the words of support we receive.
And no anomaly, not even the Scorcher, will make us deviate from the path to our final goal. We have already had to face more serious problems. This is fine”.
GSC Game World recently announced that Stalker 2 will be delayed until early next year, and it’s unclear whether the office fire will cause an even greater delay. However, despite all these difficulties and setbacks, the game itself still looks like the Stalker we know and love. PCG UK editor-in-chief Phil Savage noted that the game’s short demo at Gamescom “managed to pack all the dark, dystopian horror a Stalker fan could want.”