A small chunk of System Shock Remake footage has been released on developer Nightdive Studios’ YouTube channel.
Part of the developer’s most recent backer update, the 70-second video showcases the game’s improved visuals and evocative interiors, and not much else.
System Shock Remake Footage Comes Straight from the Recent Alpha
The footage itself is derived from a recent alpha, in which the first round of backers got some hands-on time with an early build.
Naturally, various bugs and glitches were discovered during the test, which were quickly rectified by Nightdive. But, on the whole, the reception was extremely positive, according to the developer.
Doors for Days
The rest of the latest backer updated focused almost exclusively on the current state of System Shock’s doors. Not overly exciting, you might well say. But fans will no doubt appreciate the sheer amount of effort that’s gone into making even this most basic part of the game.
The update also includes some impressive-looking before and after shots of various locations from the original – an example of which we’ve included below. As well as new artwork depicting the game’s ‘Repulsor’ lifts.
System Shock, a remake of the 1994 original, was initially scheduled to release in 2018. However, as the scope of the project increased, that date was pushed back a couple of years; the Wikipedia entry now suggests a Q1 2020 launch window.
Whether that means System Shock will release on PS4 and Xbox One as originally intended, remains to be seen.
We’ll update this article as soon as we know more.