NightDive Studios’ System Shock Remastered is going to need your help in the near future, it seems. An update on the developer’s Facebook page posted yesterday (via VG247) simply reads: “Coming to a Kickstarter near you. 06.29.16,” and it was followed by a short 15-second video featuring the game’s logo buzzing enigmatically.
The original, released in 1994 and developed by Looking Glass, is often considered to be a spiritual predecessor to the BioShock series by way of Irrational Games’ involvement in both titles, and puts the player in the shoes of a hacker stranded on a space station being that’s home to the murderous SHODAN, an artificial intelligence that has assumed control of the installation.
NightDive described the Remaster as a “re-imagining” of the original System Shock, aiming to keep the game “true to the classic experience.”
After two decades, we are remastering and re-imagining the original System Shock. We will keep the new game true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved, while updating the user interface and graphics to use a modern day engine (Unity). With the help of the original concept artist, the original vision of the Citadel Station and its inhabitants will finally come back to life.
As of the last update, System Shock Remastered seems to currently be in the pre-alpha stages of development.