System Shock Remake in Production, System Shock 3 Discussions Happening

Developer of the Enhanced Edition reveals it has acquired the rights to the System Shock franchise.


Night Dive Studios, the team behind the recent Enhanced Edition re-release of System Shock, is working on a full remake of the game, in addition to discussing a brand new entry in the series.

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In an interview with Fast Company, studio CEO Stephen Kick said it has "acquired the full rights to the franchise" and has been working with Robert Waters, the original concept artist, to reimagine his designs.

"Seeing the difference between his artistic abilities back then compared to now, and his ability to reinterpret those ideas, its just been really exciting for us," he said.

The interview goes on to state a console version of the System Shock full remake is planned. Larry Kuperman, Night Dive's head of business development, also added the studio is "having some conversations" about System Shock 3.

"To really do another game in that series is going to take resources and time and commitment that we don't have, and it's really not our core business," he said, suggesting it may work with a third-party on the project.

System Shock 2, the last entry in the series, was first released in 1999.

Night Dive Studios has also published System Shock 2 on Steam, along with other classic games such as Sid Meier's Colonization, The 11th Hour, and The 7th Guest.

System Shock and its sequel was originally developed by Looking Glass Studios. Ken Levine, considered as one of the key creatives behind the project, has since headed up the BioShock series, which is seen as a spiritual successor to System Shock and is published by 2K Games.

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