Starbreeze has confirmed that the publishing rights to System Shock 3 have been sold back to OtherSide Entertainment.

Speaking in a statement on its website, Starbreeze's acting CEO, Mikael Nermark, said that the decision was 'mutually agreed' between both parties, and that it was the 'best solution' for Starbreeze.

Starbreeze had previously acquired the rights to System Shock 3 back in 2017, in a deal that saw the company help finance the game's development. The Payday publisher now expects to be fully reimbursed for these costs.

'Although it is sad that we cannot complete the project with OtherSide,' said Nermark, 'System Shock 3 is a fantastic title developed in cooperation with the industry legend Warren Spector and I am looking forward to seeing the game released.'

Starbreeze has obviously had a bit of a rough time of things lately. The company filed for reconstruction in early December, and just a few days later its offices were raided by Swedish authorities on suspicion of 'gross insider breach.'

As for System Shock 3, the game currently has yet to attract a release date.

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