System Shock, a first person perspective game originally released in 1994, has a remake that was announced to be in the works in the early year of 2016, and the game is currently being funded on Kickstarter and Backerkit by Nightdive Studios. It has been exactly 24 years since audiences have experienced the original System Shock game, and now players can look forward to the game being “true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved while giving today’s gamers the modern look and feel expected from a AAA title.”
Unfortunately, the game and audiences had endured a severe delay for the remake of System Shock. Elated fans had pledge $1.35 million dollars for the classic horror game and Nightdive Studios wanted to put every dollar into good use. That meant bold new plans, great shifts in ideas, and changes within their team. This transformation had become a necessary evil for fans, as it resulted in the System Shock remake going on a nearly three month hiatus. But a recent update yesterday reveals that Nightdive Studios is back on track to having the game ready this year.
We’d like to welcome Jonathan H. (Synaesthesia on Discord) to the team! Jonathan’s been cranking out props and assets for the Medical Deck. On the programming side the puzzles are going through rapid iteration so we can randomly generate their difficulty based on the difficulty level you’ve chosen at the start of the game. The interface/interactions are coming together quickly and you can now pick up and move items in your inventory. All other base interactions and usable inventory items have been proxied out and will be placed in the levels that are being blocked out. We’re on schedule with our goal of having the game being playable from start to finish (sans Weapons & Enemies) by September.
It seems that Nightdive Studios has finally gotten back on their feet and are ready to complete this game with a whole new gusto born from their three month absence. It may take some time before the developers regain the trust of their fans after their disappearance, but regardless, most fans still offer their support and praise as they eagerly look forward to the System Shock reboot.