Published on May 10th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Prime Matter and Nightdive Studios announced today that the full-fledged remake of the ground breaking System Shock from 1994 has ‘gone gold’.

In 21 days, players will be treated to developer Nightdive Studio’s stunningly-faithful recreation of the classic shooter/immersive sim — launching digitally for Windows PC on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store on May 31, 2023 at 01:00 AEST [May 30, 2023, at 08:00 PDT].

The System Shock remake combines the cult gameplay of the iconic original game with all-new HD visuals, updated controls, an overhauled interface, and all-new sounds and music. Never-before-seen enemies, quality-of-life gameplay tweaks, a revamped hacking system, and visceral new combat options featuring a brutal dismemberment system also await players new and old.

A legion of hostile and mutated creatures — created and controlled by the delightfully villainous SHODAN herself — await players as they make their way through Citadel Station’s all-new areas, flexing their puzzle-solving skills and hacking prowess to reach new sectors of the station.

Players will also encounter traps, puzzles and secrets in their pursuit of (hopefully) defeating SHODAN once and for all. A combination of stealth, cunning, and futuristic weaponry will be required to survive. When the System Shock remake arrives, players’ puzzle-solving and survival skills will be put to the test.

Nightdive Studios worked closely with many of the members of the original System Shock team, including the voice of SHODAN, Terri Brosius.

The PC edition of System Shock is available to pre-order via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store and includes a free copy of the upcoming System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition for all early buyers.

Console editions of System Shock will release on PlayStation 4|5 and Xbox One and Series S|X in due course; more details will be shared in the future.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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