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System Shock Remake is 'Largely Complete'

The game is in 'pre-beta' now and will be launched on PC and consoles at the same time.

The System Shock remake from Nightdive Studios has been in development for quite some time now, with its Kickstarter campaign launching in 2016 and the first announcement made in 2015.

Finally, it seems we'll see the game soon as Larry Kuperman, director of business development at Nightdive, shared that it's 'largely complete' and in a 'pre-beta' state. He said the PC version has almost everything it needs but the team is working on the console versions. Kuperman mentioned that the studio wants to release the game on all platforms simultaneously.

The remake will not only contain the original 1994 game but will also offer unique experiences:

"Our goal is always to remake games so that they look like what you remember, not the way that they actually looked when you played them on your 14-inch CRT monitor," Kuperman said.

According to the developers, the remake was rebuilt from the ground up first in Unity and then – in Unreal Engine 4. Aside from the engine, Nightdive also changed the team working on the game.

"We went through a painful process – costly, both in terms of time and money. Refocused, we put together a new team. You're going to see it's going to be very true to the spirit of System Shock."

The remake is now a fully first-person shooter with better controls, looks, and animation. Windows Central noted that the game mostly kept the same palette, integrated "a bunch of the very crowded UI into the environment," and now looks cleaner and prettier.

You will be able to still play the original System Shock after the remake's release as it's very important for Nightdive to give players the opportunity to enjoy classics.

"We're at a point where the future is uncertain. We don't want to see not just the games, but the people that made the games lost to history," said Kuperman.

System Shock is set to be released later this year on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. Check it out on Steam and don't forget to join our new Reddit pageour new Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we are sharing breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more

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