This remake includes both the first and second System Shock. Additionally, fans will be glad to hear that members of the original team, as well as voice actors, have helped with this project. Fans of the original games will be happy to experience the title with updated textures and effects.
While System Shock 3 is in development, the original developers of the game are happy to hear about this remake.
“Now Nightdive is remastering the original System Shock to bring it up to date on modern PC’s – with fully updated visuals, audio and a modern interface – making it dramatically more accessible to modern gamers. It’s quite wonderful to see a franchise that Warren and I helped create get such loving care.”
“When you’re working on a game, you tend not to think about how people will feel about it 20 years later – or if people will even remember it! The announcement of the System Shock update from Nightdive (and the upcoming System Shock 3 I’m working on) it’s apparent that not only do people remember, they care very deeply about the game. Back when we were working on the original, we wanted to make a simulation-based game that would empower players to tell their own stories through their playstyle choices ; an idea that’s still totally relevant today. I’ve long said that if you updated the graphics, sound and UI on System Shock you’d have something that competes directly with any game on the market today. Now the Nightdive folks are doing that update and I’m confident my prediction will be validated. SHODAN demands that you support this so we can all find out.”
A release date for the full version of the game has not been announced yet.