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System Shock Remastered heads to Kickstarter next month

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System Shock Remastered coming to Kickstarter

If you’re a fan of what Ken Levine did with the BioShock series (or at least the first game in it), and you haven’t yet played System Shock, then Night Dive Studios is treating you. The development house has been working on a remaster for the original System Shock for a while now, and a previous look at their work showed off some promising work. And as development ramps up, so do their needs – which means the project is coming to Kickstarter.

Considering we’ve already seen some of the game in action, it’s not at all surprising that a Kickstarter for the project is only being launched now. Potential backers will have the chance to throw money at the passion project next month, the the campaign going live on June 29th. Nothing more about the campaign was revealed, especially when it comes to any potential release dates.

This project, which is now formally named System Shock Remastered, must not be confused with games you can already buy. System Shock: The Enhanced Edition launched on GoG last year, and is the original game reworked to run on more modern systems. This remastered project is a rebuilding of the game from the ground up, which is clearly evident from the gameplay that has already been shown off.

System Shock was the massive influence behind BioShock, with Levine and many of the team at Looking Glass Studios eventually forming Irrational Games. Its sequel is arguably better, but the first game in the series really set a new standard for storytelling and gameplay intertwining at such an early time in gaming. There hasn’t been a new one since System Shock 2, but earlier this year Warren Spector revealed that he’ll be helping to change that with System Shock 3.

I’m excited to play System Shock again in a much more beautiful skin, so I’m well behind this Remaster. Do you have any fond memories of the game? Are they strong enough for you to back this project next month?

Last Updated: May 17, 2016

21 Comments

  1. Yes, I’ll back this. It looks awesome

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    • Darren Peach

      May 17, 2016 at 09:21

      I’ll back it…in the spiritual sense….Kinda like I back the Proteas. A meaningless affair that often ends in hurt and denial. Go er……… VERSTAPPEN. That’s it. Verstappen ! Although I am really hoping Nico wins this year. Bloody Ricciardo and his stupid toothy smile. Yeah, So that’s how I will back it.

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  2. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 17, 2016 at 09:02

    Dark, gritty, scary, yeah man, this needs attention, and deserves backing

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  3. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 17, 2016 at 09:03

    THOSE EFFING CLOAKED SPIDERS!!!!!!!

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  4. Kromas untamed

    May 17, 2016 at 09:03

    Yeah why not. Reboots and remasters lately have been relatively decent.

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  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 17, 2016 at 09:06

    We’ll see. Memories are strong enough, what’s not strong enough is the Rand.

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    • Pariah

      May 17, 2016 at 09:09

      Yeah, the exchange rate is like a Shock to the System. 🙂

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 17, 2016 at 09:12

        Oh you.

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        • Pariah

          May 17, 2016 at 09:15

          Pffffffffffff mine has nothing on Kromas’ comment. Seriously. XD

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 17, 2016 at 09:10

      The rand is so weak women are marrying for love again. 🙂

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      • Ottokie

        May 17, 2016 at 09:12

        xD

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 17, 2016 at 09:12

        HAHA

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 17, 2016 at 09:12

        lol

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  6. Darren Peach

    May 17, 2016 at 09:13

    System Shock. No remake. Sequel………

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  7. Original Heretic

    May 17, 2016 at 09:24

    Never played the first one, my introduction to the series was SS2. And that was rather awesome. But looking at this screen shot here above, as the French would utter, “le wow”.

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  8. Captain JJ bound

    May 17, 2016 at 09:24

    Uber kind of ruined kickstarted for me, but I’ll definitely check it out.

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    • CypherGate

      May 17, 2016 at 10:39

      How did it ruin it for you?

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      • Captain JJ bound

        May 17, 2016 at 11:40

        One of the biggest budgets of the year and not even half the content they promised for the game gets made. Then two years later they bring out another version of the game that pre-order and early access supporters don’t get and have to pay for in its entirety.
        (game in question is Planetary Annihilation)

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  9. Captain JJ bound

    May 17, 2016 at 09:30

    One “remaster” that I seriously cannot wait for is Skywind.
    Patience can only go so far.

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  10. Skyblue

    May 17, 2016 at 21:33

    Aw yiss!!!

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