It’s been a while since we’ve had a look at Nightdive Studios’ System Shock Remastered, but the wait was well worth it. Two new videos posted by the remaster-specializing studio show a satisfyingly gory dismemberment system, as well as our first look at how players will traverse cyberspace in 2020.
The System Shock remake was funded through an incredibly successful Kickstarter back in 2016, but has been pushed back a number of times. After a long hiatus, the project re-emerged this year, ready to share the progress that has been made since we last heard from the System Shock Remastered team.
Most recently, we’re getting a look at two new systems for the game–the first is a Dead Space-esque dismemberment, which is fitting given that Dead Space has its roots in the System Shock franchise. The goal of the dismemberment system is to make the combat feel more visceral and real–even when the enemy being taken down is a robot.
The second system, and one we’re seeing in the remake for the first time, is cyberspace–a gameplay mode that has seen a big update from its wireframe origins. While the remake holds true to the essence of cyberspace, it’s also received a huge graphical update–and a rocking soundtrack to boot.
The System Shock Remastered alpha demo is currently available on GOG and Steam, while the full game can be pre-ordered through Backerkit. The game is expected to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.