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System Shock
(Remake)
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Information
Developed by Nightdive Studios
Published by Nightdive Studios
Release Date 2021
Platform(s) Windows
Linux
macOS
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Genre(s) First-Person Shooter
Action/Adventure
Science Fiction
Cyberpunk
Horror
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System Shock (Remake) is an upcoming remake of the original System Shock. It is developed by Nightdive Studios and currently set to release on Windows, Linux, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in 2021.

A Kickstarter campaign featuring a Unity engine demo of the game was launched on 28th June 2016 at 12:00 PT.[1][2][3] It successfully reached its goal, ending a month later. The remake was slated for release in Holiday 2017, but got pushed back to 2018. However, the game was put on temporary hiatus in February of that year.[4] It was later put back in development in April 2018.[5] The projected release date was pushed to 2020.[6] There was then a Summer 2021 release window but that got pushed back too.

A second playable demo of the game built on the Unreal Engine 4 was released on 27th May 2020 on GOG and Steam gaming platforms.[7]

Development

Development is being done by both brand new developers at Nightdive Studios, as well as having some original developers involved.

Features

Disclaimer: all info on the remake is currently based upon pre-release material and info, and may or may not reflect the final game.

The Remake makes many changes, additions, and exclusions compared to the original, making it in many ways a completely different game.

New Gameplay

Various weapons, items, enemies, levels, etc have been redesigned, cut, or are brand new.

New Characters

Existing characters have some new dialogue and some have new voice actors, early demos used the original, but that was later switched to rerecorded versions. A sex option for the hacker was also mentioned as a possible option.

New Design

Various enemies, levels, items, weapons, etc. have been redesigned from their original versions some more closely resemble the originals while others look completely different. The levels are also darker and attempt to give a more horror feel, with some being redesigned completely such as with cyberspace.

Modding

Modding has been considered, but so far isn't confirmed.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack is completely different from the original, some small elements are included, but largely it is different and more ambient.

  1. Ethical Constraints Removed (Intro)
  2. Theme of Citadel Station
  3. Elevator
  4. Main Title
  5. Welcome Back To Citadel Station

Note: Many of the tracks have yet to be released and the official order is yet unknown.

Feedback

So far feedback to the remake has been mixed, some being upset at the changes to the original and are of the opinion that it ruins System Shock, and others being more optimistic/liking how it's being done and are more open to the changes.

Trivia

  • The game was previously known as System Shock: Remastered Edition before being renamed.

Gallery

Concept Art

Promo Images

Pre-Release Images

Videos