Nearly 8 years after its original announcement, System Shock’s remake will finally be ready for release on May 30 for PC. The release time of the game has been set for 7 am PT/10 am ET/2 pm UTC/4 pm CET. Eastern Asian and Oceanian players will receive access on May 31 at 3 am JST/4 am AEST. You can claim your own copy from Steam, Epic Games Store, or GOG.
Those who pre-order the System Shock remake, priced at $39.99, will also receive access to System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, which was another project by Nightdive Studios to make the sequel available on modern platforms.
As revealed previously, System Shock will also be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, but its release date for those consoles is yet to be announced. Before its release on PC, Nightdive Studios launched a free demo of the game on Steam, which is still playable, so in case you have any doubts about making a purchase, you can play it a bit before buying it. The demo takes around 15 minutes to complete and allows you to test some gameplay mechanics. Of course, the demo build is older than the launch build, which means you should expect a number of improvements and enhancements, which were revealed after the demo’s announcement earlier this year.
Originally released back in 1994, System Shock is a cult immersive-sim first-person survival experience with horror elements. The game become a source of inspiration for many other successful titles thanks to its innovative use of physics and 3D graphics. Now, after almost three decades, Nightdive Studios is attempting to release a loyal remake of the original experience with some enhancements in the gameplay to make it fit into today’s gaming taste.
The game follows the furious actions of an AI called SHODAN, who has turned rogue after humans’ failed attempt to destroy it. Players will get to face multiple unique enemies, gather resources, find weapons, and survive inside a space station called Citadel. Aside from first-person action, the game also features unique gameplay mechanics such as hacking in cyberspace.
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