After a few false starts, developer Nightdive Studios has finally been able to reveal that work on the launch-ready version of the highly-anticipated System Shock remake is done, with the game going gold and set to hit its planned release date of May 30th (31st in Aussie timezones).
The studio tweeted the news early this morning, thanking fans for all of their support on behalf of Nightdive and all of its partners. The game will release on PC only on May 30, with no further information on when it’ll make its way to other platforms.
You can wishlist or pre-purchase System Shock on Steam now. It’ll cost $49.95 and there’s a free demo available to download for anyone keen to see how this faithful, but still fresh-feeling remake has taken shape. Digital pre-orders for the game also come with a bonus copy of System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition.
The most recent delay, which took the game out of its March 2023 release window, reportedly allowed Nightdive Studios the extra time and support from publisher, Prime Matter, to go back and add a ton of polish and extra details to the game, including new enemy variants, updated effects, custom dismemberment and more. The remake was originally announced back in 2015 and the first attempt to fund it was through a Kickstarter campaign in 2016, so it’s been a bit of a wait anyway.
Per the game’s Steam page description:
System Shock is the fully fledged remake of the ground breaking original from 1994, combining cult gameplay with all-new HD visuals, updated controls, an overhauled interface and all-new sounds & music; it even has the original voice actor of SHODAN, one of gaming’s most iconic villains. Witness the rebirth of one of the greatest and most influential games ever created.
A first-person fight to the death in the depths of space!