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System Shock: Enhanced Edition Coming To Linux, Native Port

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Heads up gamers! System Shock: Enhanced Edition is coming to Linux, and the developer said on twitter it will be a native port.

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Twenty one years later, Linux is getting System Shock, and an upgraded version too. This has been the most surprising thing I've heard for a while.

@retroDoomer @humble Yes, we are planning on releasing OSX and Linux versions in the near future.

— Night Dive Studios (@NightDiveStudio) October 22, 2015

Also:

@sirliamofgol @retroDoomer Native!

— Night Dive Studios (@NightDiveStudio) October 22, 2015


Sidenote: The developers also re-confirmed System Shock 2 will stay as a wine-port, as the source is lost.

Straight from the developer, to me, and now to you. Thanks to Luke for sending the initial tweet to me.

About the game

You're a renowned hacker, the most notorious cyberspace thief in the corporate world. Caught during a risky break-in, you become indentured to Diego, a greedy Trioptium exec who bankrolls a rare cyberjack implant operation. After six months in a healing coma, you awaken to the twisted aftermath of a terrible disaster. Where are the surgeons? Why is the station in such disrepair? Slowly, the chilling realization that something is very wrong creeps over you.
Once a prime corporate research facility, Citadel now teems with mindless cyborgs, robots and terribly mutated beings, all programmed to serve SHODAN, a ruthless A.I. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror...

Twenty one years after its first release, System Shock is back!

The Enhanced Edition adds a modern touch to this true classic gem, without taking anything from its unmistakable atmosphere.
See for yourself that the game that has been called the benchmark for intelligent first-person gaming, has lost nothing of its ability to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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pb 22 October 2015 at 8:11 pm UTC
Wouldn't it be the first native game released by Night Dive? I thought they only sell dosbox/wine/scummvm wrapped oldies.
Samsai 22 October 2015 at 8:21 pm UTC
pbWouldn't it be the first native game released by Night Dive? I thought they only sell dosbox/wine/scummvm wrapped oldies.
They also did Spirits of Xanadu which was a Unity3D title.
edve98 22 October 2015 at 9:23 pm UTC
Anybody knows what happened to System shock's 2 source code?
omer666 22 October 2015 at 9:37 pm UTC
WOOOOOOW incredible!
I've been playing the Macintosh Full Voice Edition for many hours, I can't wait to play this on Linux!
Many thanks Night Dive!
elsaturnino 22 October 2015 at 9:46 pm UTC
edve98Anybody knows what happened to System shock's 2 source code?

I believe Jimmy Hoffa made off with it.
rea987 22 October 2015 at 10:27 pm UTC
pbWouldn't it be the first native game released by Night Dive? I thought they only sell dosbox/wine/scummvm wrapped oldies.

Not really. They published The Original Strife: Veteran Edition as a native source port which rocks!
GustyGhost 22 October 2015 at 10:27 pm UTC
Liam is on a roll with the articles lately.
ElectricPrism 22 October 2015 at 10:35 pm UTC
System Shock 2 has the best crazy AI, and was the mother of the GladOS.

I head they lost the source code to System Shock 2 and that's why they wrapped it in WINE. It would be cool to see System Shock 1 compared against the original graphics in a article suchas this.
badber 22 October 2015 at 10:53 pm UTC
There was supposed to be a recovered version of the Dreamcast source for SS2. Was it a fake?
Nyamiou 22 October 2015 at 11:12 pm UTC
I really love this Enhanced Edition/Remastered trend, some people would prefer new video games but we should be able to have both.
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