system shock

Nightdive Studio’s System Shock remake has banked its $900,000 Kickstarter target, with 17 days to go on the clock. At press time, the pledge-pot is already up to $946,611, and a bunch of fans with too much money have backed the $5000 and $10,000 slots for the sort-of-but-not-really free custom Razer Blade laptop.

“Our campaign began with a tremendous surge of support and in less than two weeks we’ve been completely funded,” gushed Nightdive boss Stephen Kick in an update over the weekend. “There’s no possible way I could convey how grateful the Nightdive team is to the 14,000+ backers who put their trust in us – we’re having a lot of fun remaking System Shock and we owe it all to you!”

Described in the blurb as a “complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994”, the New! Improved! Now with updated visuals, music, controls and UI, and even new voice work by original SHODAN, Terri Brosius! version of the game will be out on PC and Xbox One in December 2017, plus OSX and Linux and maybe even PS4 depending on stretch goal targets.

This means I might finally, actually play it. No, I haven’t played System Shock. Stop looking at me like that. I was busy, okay. YES, FOR 12 22 YEARS.

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