The original System Shock is often overlooked in gamers’ memories, partially because the sequel carried on SHODAN’s legacy so exceptionally well.
That won’t be the case for much longer.
Night Dive Studios, the developers who work behind the scenes to get older games re-released in a digital form and the same team responsible for the recent Turok: Dinosaur Hunter remaster, have been touching up the original System Shock for modern audiences.
One of the studio’s first ventures — their very first, in fact — was to get the original System Shock 2 in the hands of gamers once more. They’ve done that. But now it’s time to give that other Looking Glass game a bit of love.
This is what the original System Shock looked like.
And this is what Night Dive is doing now.
Good God: it’s not so much a fresh coat of paint as it is a total overhaul. That’s the benefit of using Unity in 2016 as opposed to an engine from 1994, I guess.
Either way, I want this game. Night Dive Studios can take as long as they need. But I want this game.