Nightdive Studios has announced that the upcoming System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition will now be coming to virtual reality platforms on Twitter, showing off the controls in motion for System Shock 2 VR. Since you're here for the goods, check the proof of concept out below:
Our Notifications: "Is System Shock 2 EE still a thing?"— Nightdive Studios (@NightdiveStudio) January 10, 2021
The game is being played on a Valve Index controller and showing off different melee functions in-game like breaking glass or beating up a monkey. Don't look at Nightdive like that, the monkey had it coming for digitally existing.
Another interesting tidbit revealed was an answered question on Twitter: "Is fixing the multiplayer on the table for the enhanced edition?" According to Nightdive Studios, it is a top priority, which is good to hear. There will also be news about the Shadowman remaster, so it looks like Nightdive has a lot to show off over the coming weeks/months.
In 2016, a System Shock remake was announced and Kickstarted by Nightdive Studios for a cool $1.3 million. All seemed well at first, but development has been tumultuous, to say the least. At one point it was even put on hold, but it's back on board and has had recent updates, and is now closing in on five years since the game was Kickstarted. Still, if you want to check out the remake, the demo is available to download and be terrified by right here.
System Shock 2 EE, on the other hand, seems to be going pretty smoothly in comparison. Originally announced in 2019, it's not a full remake but rather a polishing up of the game to make it shinier and work better. It's more comparable in scope to other projects Nightdive has done, including System Shock Enhanced Edition.
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