Yet More Interim News for System Shock 3 as Chinese Company Takes Over

Posted May 22, 2020 by John Little in Gaming News, Industry, PC, Rumour

At this point it feels like I should preface the name “System Shock 3” with “never releasing”, as news on the title goes back and forth and from good to bad with seemingly every update.

I suppose this particular development isn’t specifically bad, however it can’t help but bring doubts to one’s mind about the chances of the title if it’s had such a tortured development to lead to this point.

Announced in Tweets from OtherSide Entertainment, and following rumours of poor progress with development, Chinese Company Tencent has taken control of the title and “will be taking the System Shock franchise forward”.

In a further tweet, OtherSide positively states “As a smaller Indie studio, it had been challenging for us to carry the project on our own. We believe Tencent’s deep capabilities and expertise as a leading game company will bring the franchise to new heights”.

It’s a good thing for those waiting torturously that the development carries on, but when a real update on the actual game will come, who knows; and will it be anything comparable to what was being teased since 2015, only time will tell.

The potential for this takeover to affect the System Shock Remake is also apparent, though unclear what it ultimately entails.


John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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