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System Shock’s long-in-the-works remake is now set to launch next year

If been wondering where Nightdive Studios’ long-in-the-works System Shock remake has got to – given that it’s previously announced “late summer” 2021 release window has very much been and gone – the developer says the project is now due to arrive some time next year. It’ll be published by Koch Media’s Prime Matter division and there are a selection of new screenshots to tide people over until more solid release date news comes their way.

It has, of course, been a long and eventful road for the System Shock remake, which was originally intended to be a remaster of Looking Glass Technologies’ cult-classic 1994 sci-fi horror before ballooning in scope. By the time its Kickstarter commenced in July 2016, Nightdive was calling it a “reboot” and, after a rocky period of development, the studio announced it was putting the project on hiatus after letting “things get out of control”.

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