Prime Matter and Nightdive Studios announced today that the System Shock remake has finally gone gold alongside a release date.
If you're unfamiliar with the industry lingo, "gold gold" means that the code for the initial release is complete (excluding possible day-one patches) and the game is ready to launch.
In fact, System Shock will release on PC (via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store) on May 30 at 8:00 a.m. PDT, 5:00 p.m. CEST, 11:00 a.m. BST, or 12:00 p.m. EDT depending on where you live. PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One versions won't be released at the same time, and more information about console launches will come at a later time.
The System Shock remake was originally funded on Kickstarter all the way back in 2016 and has been delayed multiple times after. The latest delay happened in March.
The System Shock remake blends the beloved gameplay of the classic original game with brand-new graphics, updated controls, an overhauled interface, and newly-recorded sound and music. It also includes never-before-seen enemies, gameplay improvements, and an updated hacking system. We're even getting a new dismemberment system.
Here's a list of features we can expect:
- Fight to death in the depths of space
- Face off against the forces of a rogue AI gone mad
- Improve your skills and adapt to take on your foes
- Discover a non-linear story unfolding at your own pace
- Jack into cyberspace to hack the system and open other routes
- Innovative art style combines retro future design with modern technology