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System Shock remake’s debut gameplay footage

by Ron Duwell | March 16, 2016March 16, 2016 3:30 pm PST

Night Dive Studio’s latest endeavor is to remake the original PC classic System Shock from the ground up, and so far, it is doing a fabulous job of it. Alpha gameplay footage is now available on the game’s official website, showing off the progress the studio has made on this chilling sci-fi experience.

System Shock Remastered is being built using the Unity Engine. Night Dive Studios is also working on a semi-original game for the first time, as typically it is best known for updating cult-hits and lost titles from yesteryear for modern platforms.

Its mission statement with this project is to “keep the new game true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved, while updating the user interface and graphics to use a modern day engine.”

The studio is working closely with original System Shock artist Robert Waters to recreate the look of the game, and it has already earned itself a lot of praise for modernizing both the original game and System Shock 2 with Enhanced Editions on Steam and GOG. Night Dive acquired the game license last year and is currently overseeing the development of System Shock 3 at Otherside Entertainment.

Legendary designer Warren Spector is also on board with that project.

System Shock Remastered is set for release on the PC and Xbox One in 2017, and Night Dive Studios is teasing a Kickstarter to help fund it on its official website.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...