After what seems like an eternity, developer Prime Matter’s long remake project of the original System Shock is finally preparing to see the light of day. Announced by both Prime Matter and Nightdive Studio, System Shock Remake will officially launch sometime next year in 2022, nearly seven years after it was initially revealed. The progression of the title was most likely due to the newer partnership of developer Nightdive Studio and Prime Matter, the latter of whom is a division of Koch Media, a much bigger company.
Shodan is back… 👾
— Prime Matter (@primemattergg) December 14, 2021
The game was initially slated for a release sometime this year, but with only a couple of week remaining in 2021, it was more than likely not going to make it. Thankfully it appears that the aforementioned deal that took place last year has hastened the development, and now we have a more definite time frame for the title. Nightdive has been showing off the progression of the game for most of the year, including some amazing images that show just how far the project has come since it was even conceived.
For those who don’t know, the original System Shock launched way back in 1994 for PC, being developed by Looking Glass Studios. The title has since gone onto gain cult status and is now regared as one of the main pioneers in the then burgeoning PC gaming market of the 1990’s. Looking Glass Would Follow up the title with a sequel, System Shock 2, which itself has become one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time and established Ken Levine in the video game industry. Levine would eventually take his ideas from the franchise and create Bioshock, and we all know how that game turned out.