bitComposer Entertainment AG has announced its acquisition of the exclusive worldwide rights for future video game adaptations of the S.T.AL.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."

2007's S.T.AL.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has sold over 300,000 copies in German-speaking countries alone.

Sadly, Boris Natanovich Strugatsky passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2012, at the age of 79.

Source: Press release