Nightdive informed fans about the progress on System Shock, a remake of the classic game from 1994. A lot of new materials were also made available.
The devs announced that pre-orders will start at the end of February. Initially, they will be available only on the PC version. Orders will be placed on Steam, GOG.com and Epic Games Store. Those who buy the game before the release will also receive the full edition of System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition remaster, due to be released simultaneously with the remake
Along with the launch of pre-orders, a new demo will be released on PC only at first, but it will also be made available to console players at a later date.
The upcoming demo will show the medical sector of the space station and one level in cyberspace. We will also be able to see the system of dismembering the bodies of enemies in action. We can also expect new audio issues. The devs emphasize that the feedback from the players on previous demos helped them a lot in improving the game, so they hope that this time it will be similar.
The developers have also released nine short videos from the alpha version, showing the locations and enemies. The videos were accompanied by a set of artwork.
- System Shock remake on Kickstarter
System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition
The developers also revealed a lot of information about the remaster of the second installment. System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will port all the elements of the original to the KEX engine, Nightdive Studios' in-house technology.
Character and weapon models will be greatly improved in SS2: EE. In addition, the devs received permission from the most popular modders to implement their mods to the remaster.
Interestingly, Nightdive Studios revealed that they are also working on a separate project that will enable us to play System Shock 2 using virtual reality devices. More details will be revealed at a later date.
- Nightdive Studios - official homepage