The System Shock Remake Is Arriving In 2022

The highly anticipated System Shock remake from Prime Matter and Nightdive Studios will now arrive sometime in 2022.

System Shock is a remake of the 1994 classic and has been a long time coming. Developers Nightdive Studios announced its Kickstarter campaign way back in July 2016 with an estimated launch window of December 2017. Yet here we are in 2021 still waiting.

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Thankfully, as long as all goes from now on, we won’t be waiting much longer for the System Shock remake. The remake is being built from the ground up with new visuals, updated controls, an improved user interface, enhanced audio and much more.

In System Shock, you are trapped on an abandoned space station, and you must: “survive a hostile environment and overcome SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimised Data Access Network), a malevolent AI hellbent on humanity’s destruction.

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Credit: Nightdive Studios

System Shock has been a true labour of love and our goal has always been to deliver a game that is as close to perfect as we can make it,” said Stephen Kick, Founder and CEO of Nightdive Studios.

Remake years in the making

We’re excited to partner with Prime Matter to achieve that goal and see this as an important step in the growth of Nightdive Studios. It will allow us to offer System Shock to fans all over the world, both in digital and physical goods formats, as well as fully honour our commitments to our fans and, in particular, to our thousands of supporters on Kickstarter, without whom this game would have never been possible.

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Credit: Nightdive Studios

Furthermore, the developers at Nightdive Studios have been collaborating closely with developers of the original System Shock. This is to ensure that the remake remains as faithful to its source material as possible while evolving into a new generation.

Are you looking forward to the System Shock remake? Let us know across our social media channels. A playable demo for System Shock is currently available via Steam, Epic Game Store and GOG.

System Shock will release sometime in 2022 for PC and consoles.

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Featured Image Credit: Prime Matter/Nightdive Studios