Extremely anticipated: It is lastly taking place. After a whopping 5 years of occasionally-troubled improvement, System Shock’s first-ever remake lastly has a correct, set-in-stone launch window. The moody immersive sim will lastly be arriving this summer season — supplied the Covid-19 pandemic does not delay improvement any additional.
Since it is a remake and never a remaster, all the things from the gameplay, graphics, and consumer interfaces to the degrees and acquire-able gear have been revamped, up to date, or outright changed. Whereas exploring the sport, you may discover completely new areas that by no means existed within the unique System Shock, although your core purpose continues to be the identical: that you must take down Shodan, the rogue AI that has taken over the derelict Citadel Station.
Notably, Shodan’s unique voice actress — Terri Brosius — can be reprising her function within the remake and was even allowed to supply suggestions on the design course of the sport.
At any charge, System Shock’s remake can be an immersive sim via and thru, as we talked about earlier than. The extent design has been up to date, however gamers will nonetheless be given a number of methods to resolve the varied challenges the sport throws at them.
You should use your instruments and weaponry to get previous obstacles or discover alternate paths. For instance, crawling via a vent to bypass some significantly robust monsters (of which there can be many, due to Shodan’s tendency to genetically mutate the station’s inhabitants).
Should you aren’t offered on the concept of a System Shock remake, do not fret. The builders, Night time Dive Studios, aren’t anticipating you to shell out any cash on the challenge sight-unseen. They’re providing a free demo of the sport to anybody who needs to strive it, throughout all main PC platforms: The Epic Games Store, Steam, and GOG.
Should you like what you see (and play), you possibly can optionally pre-order the sport for $44.99 on the platforms talked about above. Doing so offers you a free copy of System Shock 2: Enhanced Version, each time that launches.
We do not have a exact launch date for the System Shock remake but. GOG lists it as August 31, 2021, however that is possible a placeholder, because the studio itself solely lists the sport as a “summer season” launch on different storefronts.
Regardless, we’re excited to see what Night time Dive Studios has achieved right here, and we will not wait to see the way it appears to be like and runs on PC.