For a time, a remake of System shock has been in the works with lots of stop-and-go plans. But now the game has an editor. Prime Matter announced today that it will be partnering with developer Nightdive Studios to officially launch the game. Both companies have officially started moving forward with release plans, and for now the goal is to release the game in 2022. Nightdive worked closely with many members of the original. System shock team, including the voice of rogue AI SHODAN, Terri Brosius. The goal of this particular release is to live up to the legacy of the original game while providing a modern challenge within the Citadel Station, which is bigger and more terrifying than before with new areas, traps, puzzles and secrets. We’ve got more information on the game below along with a quote from Nightdive on the new deal.
“System shock has been a true labor of love and our goal has always been to deliver a game as close to perfection as possible,” said Stephen KickFounder and CEO of Nightdive Studios. “We are thrilled to partner with Prime Matter to achieve this goal and see this as an important step in the growth of Nightdive Studios. This will allow us to offer System shock to fans around the world, both in the form of digital and physical goods, as well as to fully honor our commitments to our fans and, in particular, to our thousands of supporters on Kickstarter, without whom this game would never have been possible.“
Set on an abandoned space station, players must survive in a hostile environment and overcome SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network), a malevolent AI bent on destroying humanity. New System shock is a full-fledged remake of the groundbreaking 1994 original, combining its beloved core gameplay with all-new HD visuals, updated controls, a revamped interface, and remastered sounds and music.