THQ collaborates with AMD to develop S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
THQ’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl to take advantage of 64-bit computing using AMD AthlonTM 64 processor.
THQ today announced it is working closely with AMD to create an optimised version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl for the impressive AMD Athlon 64 processor architecture.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is expected to leverage the strengths of AMD64 technology to provide an immersive gaming experience with a larger playable world, more detailed surroundings, better AI, and more people per map.
"AMD has been working closely with THQ to help bring games, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., that really show the benefits of 64-bit gaming to the market," said Monica Behncke, director, AMD Customer-Centric Marketing. "With the powerful AMD Athlon 64 processor offering the best performance and the only 64-bit choice in the desktop processor market today, we are confident that the upcoming 64-bit version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will deliver unprecedented realism and mind-blowing performance."
Roger Carpenter, Director, Project Development of THQ UK Ltd said, "We are very excited to be able to take advantage of the latest AMD Athlon 64 processors. This opportunity could present a quantum leap in gameplay and gaming technology which simply translates into more excitement for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. players."