System Shock remake is officially coming to PS4 in 2018

Nightdive Studios has announced that it will be bringing its remake of System Shock to the PlayStation 4 in Q1 2018.

The Kickstarter-funded project was previously confirmed for PC and Xbox One, and passed the one million milestone in terms of funds raised just last week. The campaign is still going, and won’t wrap until next week.

When we launched this Kickstarter, supporting PS4 was a possibility, but we hadn’t started talking to Sony just yet about it,” said project director Jason Fader. “We were all focused on wrapping the demo up and prepping the Kickstarter…After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about making that happen. After a few weeks and lotttts of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4!

The original System Shock was released in 1994 and takes the form of a first-person shooter/RPG set in the year 2072 on board a cyberpunk-infused space station. Players control a nameless hacker tasked with putting a stop to a malevolent AI system known as SHODAN. 

Developed by Looking Glass Technologies, System Shock sold around 170,000 copies but was hailed as a major step forward within the FPS genre. A follow-up was released in 1999 and was co-developed by Looking Glass and Irrational Games, with future BioShock creator Ken Levine serving as lead designer.