Nightdive has shared a new update on the ongoing development of its System Shock remake. The studio says that although System Shock's current March release window is far from its first, there are reasons to be confident that the game will finally see the light of day this year.
In October last year, a March 2023 release window appeared on the System Shock remake Steam page without fanfare. Now, in an update on Kickstarter, Nightdive has released more information about that release window and why the studio is confident that it will be met.
According to Nightdive, "much has changed" over the past few years when it comes to the System Shock remake. The "scope and scale" of the game have apparently evolved "dramatically" in that time, and Nightdive also points to the appointment of Prime Matter as a publisher in late 2021, which the developer says has allowed it to make quality-of-life improvements, bug fixes, and better localization implementation.
As well as info surrounding the release window, Nightdive also showed off some of the features you can expect to see when the System Shock remake finally lands. These include new card scanning animations for gaining entrance to locked areas, as well as new renders for the Citadel and extra enemy variants to add challenge to later stages.
You can also look forward to new weapon effects and individual dismemberment models for enemies, because hey, where's the fun in taking down an Avian Mutant enemy if you can't detach their wings from their body? You can see one of the new dismemberment animations on display on the Kickstarter update page, as well as previews for the new enemy variants and more.
The System Shock remake (which is technically just titled System Shock) is scheduled to arrive on PC and consoles in March. If you weren't already aware, it's a remake of the classic 1994 PC immersive sim, which is one of the first games of its kind (but which is pretty clunky by modern standards). Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info on the System Shock remake.