Veel mensen denken dat S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost een ware openbaring zal worden, dat het zelfs zwaargewichten zoals Doom 3 en Half-Life 2 zal overtreffen. De eerste filmpjes en screenshots zagen er inderdaad veelbelovend uit, maar wat zijn de laatste ontwikkelingen, wat is het ontwikkelteam nu aan het doen, wanneer verschijnt het spel in de winkels en zal S.T.A.L.K.E.R. beter worden dan de eerder genoemde blockbusters? Het Russische Gameland stelde deze vragen, en kreeg antwoord, zoals je op deze pagina kunt lezen. Discussions of Stalker's chances in one ring with Doom III and Half-Life 2 often come up in game forums. Some don't take your creation seriously, some are certain in its success. Even though those discussions are deeply symbolic, I can not omit the question. So: "Own both of them? Huh?" It terms of technology, we will definitely own. In terms of game play, we are making a different game. Doom III and Half Life 2 are games built on script technologies, where events are based on the player's actions, and the passing is linear - from point A to point B. We are making a game where events occur without the player's intervention - the Zone lives, the player has almost unlimited freedom. This is a new, very much revolutional, direction in the genre, to which many will eventually come. At this time, only some go in this direction. I have only heard about Fable on XBox, which is made by Peter Molyneux's protégé. The script system has existed for many years and has become a bit stale. Both systems have their advantages: scripts give game designers full control over the game, our system creates unlimited variety and freedom of action in the game world, which attracts gamers so much in online games. Both systems will find their fans. Time will tell which system will gather most players' sympathies.

Zoals al eerder bekend was zal S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in het eerste kwartaal van 2004 verschijnen, maar zal een exacte releasedatum later bekendgemaakt worden. Op de vraag of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. inderdaad een beter spel dan HL2 en Doom3 zal worden staat hierboven het antwoord.