The rumor about Bethesda having or attempting to acquire the Stalker license? Rubbish.
A recent post on the game’s Facebook page gives an update on the matter, giving little no room for interpretation: “There is no truth to the allegations that the Stalker rights have been sold to Bethesda.”
“The rights belong to Sergiy Grygorovych, the founder of GSC Game World.”
The earlier rumor was based on a supposed statement from Grigorovich himself. But it was all hogwash then.