The Adrenaline Vault chats with Oleg Yavorsky, CDV's PR manager about S.T.A.L.K.E.R., the upcoming Action-RPG game which set around the Chernobyl isolation zone:
Tell us about the team's visit to the Chernobyl site. What elements did this bring to the game?
We went to Chernobyl twice to search for and collect materials. It was quite an experience. You start realizing in the fullest sense what human negligence and carelessness can lead to. Frankly speaking, some places were simply too dangerous to pass through, while others were padlocked to keep visitors out. Fortunately, what we brought back is invaluable. The materials give S.T.A.L.K.E.R. real-life textures - over 60 percent of the game's buildings and environments have been modeled from those in the Zone - and a unique atmosphere.