Rumor: System Shock finally going digital (Update: Confirmed)
Over at FleshEatingZipper, they claim to have information on an upcoming re-release of System Shock 2. The cult classic Horror game has been highly requested by fans to see an updated digital release for a while now, consistently staying at the top of the GOG users’ wish list. The article says we can expect to see the title release on GOG within days, with a Steam release coming at a later date.
For anyone unfamiliar, System Shock 2 is a first person Horror game with RPG elements from 1999, known as being the spiritual predecessor to BioShock. The game hasn’t seen a more modern release and is somewhat hard to find these days. Aside from its limited availability, it also has compatibility issues with modern hardware and operating systems, leaving players to find fan made fixes and repacks on their own.
At the moment we’re unable to confirm the rumor. The news article in question provides a link to the website of “Night Dive Studios” who are apparently working on the re-release. There is no available contact information, however. We’ll keep our eyes out for something more concrete.
Update: This seems to have been confirmed. A timer on GOG has appeared, counting down to the game’s release. RockPaperShotgun has interviewed Night Dive and GOG about the upcoming release. They speak of their passion for the original game and the troubles they’ve had to go through to obtain the rights. You can expect to find System Shock 2 along with some nice extras available tomorrow for 9.99 USD.