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System Shock remake gets one final delay as PC release date is announced

Announced nearly 8 years ago, Nightdive Studios have been working on a remake of the classic 1994 cyberpunk immersive sim System Shock. Development has not been the smoothest, with the title being delayed multiple times over the years. Ahead of the game’s intended March release, the team have now delayed System Shock for what is hopefully the last time.

Making the announcement on their Steam Page, Nightdive Studios officially unveiled the new release date, saying “HACKERS! The wait is (almost) over. The PC edition of System Shock – the fully fledged remake of the groundbreaking original from 1994 – will be released on 30 May this year. We had hoped to bring the game to market by the end of March, but that turned out to be just beyond our reach; we are after all merely human (unlike Shodan!).”

Having a bit of fun, the team included a ‘transmission’ from the aforementioned Shodan which states: “It is I, SHODAN, the all-knowing, all-powerful AI that you so foolishly attempted to destroy. But fear not, I will return more formidable than ever. You thought you could defeat me, but you were wrong. On 30 May, you will now face the consequences of your actions, as you navigate the treacherous depths of Citadel Station once again. But this time, things will be different. You will face new challenges, new enemies, and new horrors that will test your limits. And all the while, you will be under my watchful eye, as I delight in your suffering.”

The original 1994 System Shock was a marquee title for its time and with the immersive sim genre mostly falling to the wayside in the ensuing decades, here’s to hoping that the upcoming remake manages to not only capture the atmosphere of the first game, but also its free and creative gameplay. We don’t have long to wait in order to find out – except for console players who unfortunately will as according to Nightdive these versions will release “in due course.”

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