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Nightdive Studios have released some extended System Shock footage

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Excited for the System Shock remake? I certainly am! Nightdive Studios recently sent a special demo to backers but to keep the hype going for everyone else they've also doing a long new video.

This is not the same as the demo recently released to the public, this is a bigger version that Nightdive will continue to update and backers keep hold of it until the game releases. You might want a coffee ready and the video is over an hour long but it's a good look into what to expect from this hotly anticipated System Shock reboot.

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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2016, it's suffered delays while they switched from Unity to Unreal and also Nightdive took a break to reconsider what they were building back in 2018. Since then, regular updates have shown great progress and it's hopefully going to be out this year.

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Eike 30 Jan
System Shock is, like Half-Life 1 & 2, an important game I've missed back then. I still wonder if I should visit them in their enhanced versions. I'm somewhat allergic to outdated 3D graphics.
Liam Dawe 30 Jan
EikeSystem Shock is, like Half-Life 1 & 2, an important game I've missed back then. I still wonder if I should visit them in their enhanced versions. I'm somewhat allergic to outdated 3D graphics.
This is why I'm excited for it. I like retro-styled stuff, but not when it's an an actual old game where even the interface and controls and bad. Games have come a long way :)
Eike 30 Jan
Liam DaweThis is why I'm excited for it. I like retro-styled stuff, but not when it's an an actual old game where even the interface and controls and bad. Games have come a long way :)

Absolutely. At least for my 80ies youth, it's best for most games to remember them dearly instead of revisiting them.
wvstolzing 30 Jan
EikeSystem Shock is, like Half-Life 1 & 2, an important game I've missed back then. I still wonder if I should visit them in their enhanced versions. I'm somewhat allergic to outdated 3D graphics.

The original SS is older than the first generation of real 3d engines though; so the graphics don't really suffer from nausea inducing texture blurriness (which makes the original HL difficult to look at), they're more like Doom & Duke Nukem 3d. The huge drawback *used to be* the utterly quaint control scheme (no mouse look, hotkeys all over the place, requiring more finger dexterity than emacs for simple movement) but the 'enhanced editions' fixed that, so the game is very 'playable' nowadays.
dubigrasu 30 Jan
EikeSystem Shock is, like Half-Life 1 & 2, an important game I've missed back then. I still wonder if I should visit them in their enhanced versions. I'm somewhat allergic to outdated 3D graphics.
I'm entertaining this idea myself, currently I have installed Retroarch and looking through my older games that I enjoyed or never finished.
I must say, is better than expected. All these new available enhancements like higher res, shaders save-states and whatnot combined with the ability to tweak the controls to modern standards, are really, well...game changers.
And after a game or two, your tolerance to old graphics is increased, so yeah, you might enjoy even System Shock, old style.
Cyril 30 Jan
Do you think this game still coming on Linux?
Shmerl 30 Jan
I'm not sure why they went to that saturated palette look and feel that resembles the old game. I.e. note very strong blues. I get the need to reproduce the feel of the old game, but what's the point to do it literally in color schemes? The old game was doing it due to limitations of the technology. I kind of liked where Nightdive were going with it in their previous plans, before they suddenly reversed course and went with this.


Last edited by Shmerl on 30 January 2020 at 5:48 pm UTC
Luke_Nukem 30 Jan
Arrrgh. They need to fix that damned pipe attack animation. Nobody swings anything with a two-handed grip spaced so far apart like that.
Arten 30 Jan
CyrilDo you think this game still coming on Linux?
I hope, but how it is now, it is playable under proton.
Wow that was a really awesome watch. From the stream it seems like a lot of their technical decisions have been paying off at producing a really immersive and fun world. I don't want to get my hype too crazy but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't smirking at the prospect of playing this on Linux on release. SystemShock helped inspire Portal and I love the universe, I hope that the universe doesn't merge with fan-fare too much and become self-aware of us like StarWars 6-9.
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