The System Shock Remake Release Date is Revealed Here
A release date of May 30th has been set for the long-awaited System Shock remake. The game’s creator, Nightdive Studios, announced this morning, saying it would be available for PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. After that, it will “in due course” make its way to the PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as the Xbox One and Series X and S.
Nightdive, the studio behind the adaptation of the iconic cyberpunk horror title System Shock, first announced it in 2015. The game ran into some serious roadblocks in 2018, leading to a temporary halt in development.
Since then, however, it has been brought back from the dead, and we have been getting incremental updates, most recently a surprise demo in February. Initially, the game was expected to be released sometime in March, but the timetable has since shifted. “We are, after all, simply human (unlike Shodan!),” said Nightdive in their announcement today.
Unfortunately, I’ve been putting off trying out the System Shock remake demo. According to ARS Technica, it achieves Nightdive’s goal of making a fantastic shooter with a notoriously complex UI more approachable. Still, some cumbersome gameplay features (mainly melee combat) were left behind, an issue I had with a much earlier demo around 2020.
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It has a glossier aesthetic than the original 1994 game while appearing retro. If anything, it resembles a hypersaturated version of System Shock 2 from 2000. There are new foes and a revamped hacking mechanism. Otherwise, the game is meant to stay true to its roots.
Although the release date for the System Shock remake will likely be pushed back again, this is the most concrete information we have now. Nevertheless, it’s much more vibrant than the 2019-canceled sequel. There’s a chance I’ll have another go at conquering SHODAN later this year, and I’m trying to maintain a cautious optimism about that possibility.
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