Night Dive Studios is creating a special remastered version of the original, classic System Shock video game. The developer just dropped the very first gameplay for the remake, which you can check out the in the player below. The footage features pre-alpha gameplay.
According to Night Dive, the remake will stay true to the classic game and maintain all of the elements players loved about the original, while also updating its user interface and graphics. The System Shock remake was created using the Unity engine.
It seems quite appropriate this footage came out this week. That’s considering that about a month ago, OtherSide Entertainment announced that Warren Spector will develop System Shock 3. There hasn’t been a System Shock game since System Shock 2 was released for Windows PC in 1999. It’s almost like the franchise is going through a sort of renaissance. One imagines if this remake project does well that System Shock 2 could be next.
Even in its pre-alpha state, System Shock Remastered looks pretty impressive with this fresh, new coat of paint. If Night Dive Studios can continue making remakes of classic games like this, that seems to be a sound strategy. The results for System Shock so far look pretty astounding.
System Shock Remastered is due out for the Xbox One and Windows PC later in 2017.