Otherside Entertainment is a relatively new studio. For the last while, they’ve been building a brand new game in the Ultima Underworld series; a game that they’re calling Underworld Ascendant. Their team is made up of many people who helped create that franchise; Looking Glass Studios.
Those people were also behind a few other important franchises; Thief and System Shock. Yes, that System Shock – the game that found its spiritual successor in BioShock. We know that the game is being given a fresh coat of paint, with a remaster done by the folks at Night Dive, which has only caused more people to wonder about an actual sequel.
It could be happening. Otherside entertainment started teasing something on a teaser site they’d created. Have a look. It certainly looks like it features the general branding you’d find in System Shock.
Some industrious and clever chap did some digging though, and ended up here – which dispenses with teases and mystery and pretty much just says that System Shock 3 is coming, and that Otherside Entertainment is behind it. The official countdown suggests that an announcement will be mad
e at about 6PM this evening (South African time). in five days. I’ve been foiled again!
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your own perspective) the project will probably end up on Kickstarter – but at least those who worked on the original will be doing this. I’m really, really keen to see how it could turn out in a post-BioShock world – especially given (as I’ve said before) that BioShock wishes it was as good as System Shock.
Last Updated: December 8, 2015