System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition Involves Porting Game To Kex Engine

01/25/2021 - 12:43 | By: Patrick Perrault
How shocking!

According to Nightdive Studio's latest System Shock Kickstarter update, System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will be added to PC pre-orders for System Shock, which open near the end of February, along with a new demo. While the pre-orders will be available on the Steam, GOG, and Epic Game Store, that's not the most interesting news and the focus of this article. It's this: 

We’d also like to announce that anyone who pre-orders System Shock remake will receive System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition for free and ALL Kickstarter/Backerkit backers who backed at the $30 level or higher will also be receiving SS2:EE for free. It’s our intention to release both System Shock remake and SS2:EE around the same time.

Why is System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition being added to the remaster?

Well, because like Ron Burgundy, it's kinda a big deal. Instead of a simple remastering, it's now a source port into Nightdive's KEX engine, and "all the character and weapons models are being remade". Nightdive has also received permission from the community to add their mods to the game as part of the default experience. Which mods? These:

  • Vurt's Space Textures, Flora, Hi-res Water, Organics/Goo
  • ACC's Four Hundred (400) Hi-res Terrain Textures
  • Eldron's Psi Amp
  • Olfred's Fixed Objects
  • Grosnus' Hi-Res Spinning Marine/Navy/OSA logos
  • SCP
  • SHTUP
  • ZylonBane's New Quest Notifier
  • Vaxquis Vintage Song Remake v1.0 Mod
  • Mercurius' Tacticool Weapon Replacements

For more information on System Shock and System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, stay tuned to TechRaptor. Be sure to also check out the full update on Kickstarter here and check out some gameplay footage.

What do you think of this update? Are you getting the System Shock remaster? Are you now more excited for System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition? Let us know in the comments!


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