By Jeffrey Matulef
Russian indie developer Owl Game Studio has announced their S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-inspired Crysis mod, CryZone: Sector 23, will be made into a full game using CryEngine 3.
CryZone: Sector 23 will be set in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe. The plot concerns a grief-stricken father journeying into a forbidden zone full of derelict electrical equipment and mutants in hopes of finding a "Wishmaster" who may be able to resurrect his son. Owl Game Studio intends to enhance the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe by featuring new locations, mutant types, and weapons. The game will also feature destructible environments and a Far Cry 2-like healing system.
Despite being a full game, CryZone: Section 23 will not be a commercial product, as Owl Game Studio is open about the fact that they're using "resources and settings" from the now defunct S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developer, GSC.
Early screenshots look absolutely gorgeous in a nuclear fallout sort of way. No release date has been announced, but given the ambition of the project I wouldn't expect it anytime soon.
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