THQ have announced that they've got the worldwide publishing rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost, which is being developed by GSC Game World in Ukraine.


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Going by it's current working title of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost, the game will GSC's X-Ray engine allowing for huge indoor and outdoor environments, with real-time physics processing capabilities, and more than one million polygons per frame at 60 frames per second according to THQ's claim.

"This was truly one of the most talked about games at the recent Game Developers Conference and we are very excited to be working with GSC Game World as we move more aggressively into the high-end PC business" said THQ's vice president of worldwide studios Jack Sorensen.

Gameplay will centre around first person action, role-playing and survival horror genres, set within the Chernobyl nuclear facility, with radioactive forests and abandoned military bases to explore in the search for what lies at the heart of the Chernobyl disaster.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost is expected to be released during 2004, and we'll have further details about the title during E3 next week.