System Shock 3 teaser released, and full level playthrough of remake shown
The System Shock remake went through a worrying patch, what with the game being put on hiatus for a while, some of us understandably toyed with the notion that the project was over. Thankfully this wasn’t the case, although the initial release date of 2018 was pushed to a “no earlier than 2020”. While all this was happening, a sequel to the series was also being conceived in System Shock 3, and now in a grand gesture of “we’re still here” we get a video for each of the games.
First and foremost, a teaser video has been released for System Shock 3. While not showcasing any gameplay, it does give us a glimpse at its dark, gory visuals – with a particularly nasty looking monster/mutant lunging at the screen. Shodan also shows her ugly mug, threatening her omnipresence. The teaser is just that, a teaser, so there’s not much to delve into – other than the confirmation that the game is on its way.
The System Shock remake, however, offers something a bit more substantial – albeit containing some of what we’ve already seen. Back in 2016 a demo was released for the original build of the remake – letting us briefly explore the medical area of the ship. The new gameplay playthrough does the same, though it’s clear some things have changed since we first saw it. The visuals are now a bit more refined and darker, and there are a few UI changes – including a map that you unlock from the beginning of the area.
We’re still not much more the wiser about the games than we were a couple of years ago, really, but it’s good to see the cogs are still turning. There’s no confirmation on release date or platforms (other than PC). You can watch both videos below.