Fans looking forward towards the remake of the 90s classic game, System Shock, will be disappointed to know that the studio has announced that System Shock remake will not release as soon as it was expected.
Developer Nightdive Studios has announced in its monthly update to its Kickstarter backers. The developer updated its FAQ which included the question that when the game will be released, to this the studio answered that the game has been pushed to the second quarter of 2018.
Our goal is to launch on PC/Mac/Linux/Xbox One/PS4 by Q2 of 2018. Not sure if it will be a simultaneous launch, but we’ll do our best.
The statement might indicate that System Shock remake might launch early for some platforms but for now, it is just speculation. Previously the game was scheduled to launch in December 2017.
The studio explained that they have started to work on a vertical slice of the game which will help them determine how the gameplay should feel, how long will take for the game to develop and how the game should look like. Basically, it will serve them as for how the development on System Shock Remake should be handled.
Basically, [it] lets us prove out our pipelines and narrow down how the game should and shouldn’t play,” it said. “By the end of [it], we’ll have a better understanding of what we can achieve with the time/budget we have and have a more accurate plan moving forward to create a quality game.
As the developer is working on a vertical slice of the game, the studio also revealed that they will have some cool stuff to show in coming months.
A demo for the game is also available which can be downloaded from the game’s Steam page.