Ukrainian developer GSC Game World has reportedly been shut down today by its founder and CEO, Sergei Grigorovich. Word of the studio's closure was first reported by a Ukrainian news website, but no reason for the move was given. The company was founded in 1995 and has developed a number of games, the best known of which being its most recent work, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. first-person shooter series. It was currently in the midst of developing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, the fourth game in the series after Shadow of Chernobyl, Clear Sky, and Call of Pripyat. The official GSC Twitter account originally denied the report, but that tweet has since been deleted. Rock, Paper, Shotgun was sent a "no comment" by GSC, which is hardly the sign you want from a company rumored to be shutting down. 1C Ukraine's Sergey Galenkin has blogged about the closure, 1C being one of the publishers of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. A Google Translate version of the blog states the shut down has been confirmed, with Galenkin attributing this to a combination of things including a failed publishing deal for a console version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and the difficulties in self-publishing a PC game in Eastern Europe. For those who require further evidence of the closure, he points to the Twitter account of Joe Mullin, GSC's social media manager, who recently tweeted saying he is looking for a new job. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's announcement came last year, at which time GSC said the series had eclipsed the four-million-units-sold mark. It also said the new game would run on a "completely new multi-platform technology." Source I'm so pissed of how stupid FPS's like CoD get a loads of moneys while good games like these are getting cancelled.