We’ll have to attend only a bit longer for Nightdive Studios’ long-awaited remake of System Shock. The PC model of the sport, which was anticipated to launch this month, is now focusing on a Could 30 launch date on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Video games Retailer, in keeping with an announcement that got here within the voice of collection antagonist AI Shodan. Nightdive added that the PC launch can be adopted by variations for PlayStation and Xbox consoles “in the end.”
“We had hoped to convey the sport to market by the tip of March, however that turned out to be simply past our attain,” the builders wrote. “We’re in any case merely human (not like Shodan!).”
The lengthy highway to this System Shock remake began again in 2016, when Nightdive raised $1.35 million via Kickstarter for what it known as “a whole remake of the genre-defining basic from 1994, rebuilt from the bottom up with the Unity Engine.” Lively growth later moved to the Unreal Engine however was put on hiatus in early 2018, shortly after the staff missed its preliminary December 2017 goal.
Throughout the hiatus, Nightdive scaled again what it known as “characteristic creep” within the undertaking and refocused for a goal launch date of 2020. The primary of quite a lot of early demos of the sport was released in late 2019, however the sport would go on to overlook anticipated launch dates in 2021 and 2022 as growth dragged on.
A virtually feature-complete demo for the sport launched in February, main Ars’ Kevin Purdy to praise the sport’s updated-yet-familiar graphics and overhauled interface. “The sentiments of dread, of being simply barely overwhelmed and under-resourced, of feeling like there actually is a rogue AI working towards you, must be simpler to entry on this sport than the unique,” he stated of the demo.
Nightdive’s System Shock remake is totally separate from a System Shock 3 sequel undertaking, which was officially confirmed as dead final March by collection creator Warren Spector.