Nightdive Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming System Shock Remake, although a specific release date has yet to be revealed.
Nightdive Studios has been known for producing excellent remasters and remakes of classic titles dating back to the 1990s. From modernizing Id’s original Quake title to tweaking Shadow Man to become Shadow Man Remastered in 2021, the company has done an exemplary job in preserving compelling titles that many gamers missed at the time of their birth. However, the company’s most potential title would be a complete remake of the sci-fi RPG System Shock, and it recently received a new trailer in the framework of PCGamer’s 2022 Gaming. Show.
An eerie, tense, and claustrophobic experience, the upcoming System Shock title looks set to stick very closely to those criteria of the original game. The original title provided a claustrophobic atmosphere with its cramped environments and unwieldy user interface, and although Nightdive Studios has done a commendable job in updating the game for the world. 21st century, but they still maintain that suffocating, uncomfortable appeal in System Shock Remake.
The trailer also features plenty of SHODAN, the iconic AI that injected personality into the Citadel space station. A precursor to Portal’s beloved GLaDOS villain, SHODAN is perhaps the scariest AI of all, and her long-awaited return is something worth celebrating for. Gamers who are fans of the sci-fi horror game genre.
While it’s encouraging to see that the System Shock Remake is still in active development, the lack of a specific release date is still a concern. Development is speculated to be nearing completion and many theories suggest that System Shock might be released at some point in 2022. However, it’s already the middle of the year and fans have yet to receive a timeline. certain release point, and it looks like the project might not be finished for the rest of 2021.
Nightdive Studio’s System Shock Remake originally launched as a Kickstarter project in 2016 and its development status is sometimes a bit confusing. If the product is released in 2023 it will take about seven years to develop, if so, while the Remake is certainly ambitious, it will take quite a while. Not to mention that Otherside Entertainment is said to be working on System Shock 3, although the status of that project appears to be problematic. Ultimately, gamers are likely to hear some more System Shock-related information in the near future, but what will happen to the entire franchise is unpredictable.
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