Publisher Prime Matter has announced it’s partnering with Nightdive Studios to help release the upcoming System Shock remake in 2022.
In a press release, Nightdive CEO and founder Stephen Kick gave a statement on the move. “System Shock has been a true labour of love and our goal has always been to deliver a game that is as close to perfect as we can make it. We’re excited to partner with Prime Matter to achieve that goal and see this as an important step in the growth of Nightdive Studios.”
Kick said the deal would “allow us to offer System Shock to fans all over the world, both in digital and physical goods formats, as well as fully honour our commitments to our fans and, in particular, to our thousands of supporters on Kickstarter, without whom this game would have never been possible.”
The remake of the classic 1994 Looking Glass FPS has been in development for quite some time, following a successful Kickstarter in 2016. It suffered some setbacks in the years that followed, and it’d be 2020 before we’d get something substantial with the release of new videos. A demo arrived in February with a view to a summer 2021 release, but all went quiet until now.
Now, with a publishing agreement in place, both parties intend to release the System Shock remake “on PC and consoles” next year. In related news, it came to light in October that a live action System Shock TV series is in development for the Binge network.
Shodan is back… 👾
— Prime Matter (@primemattergg) December 14, 2021