A short time has handed since we heard a lot concerning the System Shock Remake, though developer Nightdive Studios has been doing a reasonably good job of conserving their Kickstarter backers up to date. The most recent of these updates comes with pretty excellent news in that they’ve entered right into a partnership with Prime Matter to publish System Shock on PC and consoles subsequent yr.
The 1994 PC recreation is ready on an deserted house station, often called Citadel Station, within the yr 2072. When an nameless hacker emerges from a coma, he finds the house station below the management of SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimised Information Entry Community), the station AI that has turn out to be intent on the destruction of humanity following the elimination of its moral constraints. Now it’s planning to goal a laser at Earth and destroy as many cities as potential. Solely the hacker can cease it in its tracks.
System Shock Remake will embody the entire core gameplay from the unique recreation and even consists of a number of the unique voice actors. For instance, Terri Brosius has returned to voice SHODAN. This doesn’t imply there aren’t some adjustments although. There will probably be HD graphics, an up to date management scheme, an upgraded consumer interface, and remastered music and sound results. Citadel Station has additionally been improved with new areas, traps, puzzles and secrets and techniques to search out.
The sport’s improvement hasn’t all the time run easily. A Kickstarter fundraiser in 2016 was profitable, elevating $1.35 million in whole. The sport was marked down for a 2017 launch. Regardless of solely being deliberate for PC intially, the crew additionally agreed to provide a PlayStation 4 port due in 2018. Nonetheless, the scope of improvement modified a number of occasions and the sport was finally placed on hiatus in 2018 whereas the crew reassessed their imaginative and prescient and tried to discover a writer to lift additional capital.
Improvement resumed later in 2018 with one other crew refocusing the sport to Nightdive’s original vision. The sport was given a revised launch window of early 2020. Delays meant an alpha demo didn’t seem on PC till Could 2020, whereas an prolonged gameplay demo lastly appeared this yr in June. A beta will probably be obtainable for Kickstarter backers early subsequent yr. After that, the sport will probably be launched on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Collection X|S, Xbox One, and PC sooner or later in 2022.
[Source: Prime Matter]