After a have a look at some screenshots earlier this week, Nightdive Studios has dropped a correct trailer for System Shock 2: Enhanced Version. The upcoming re-release of the traditional immersive sim shooter will overhaul it to look rather a lot higher than it presently does—it presently seems unhealthy, for the file—but it surely’s not a full remake like Nightdive’s upcoming System Shock. That recreation was delayed till the tip of this month, and can come out on the thirtieth.
Nightdive has mentioned it might ultimately love to do a remake of System Shock 2, however that’ll in all probability come all the way down to how properly the remake of System Shock sells. For now, nonetheless, you’ll proceed your adventures from that remake into the improved version, which collects all the numerous, many graphical and efficiency enhancements from nigh-on 25 years of modders and such digging into the code.
“System Shock 2: Enhanced Version was created with the objective of reverse engineering the unique code to port SS2 to the KEX Engine and made obtainable on subsequent technology consoles for the primary time,” mentioned Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick. “Nightdive has additionally partnered with the systemshock.org group to combine all the perfect mods and updates. All cinematics, textures, characters and weapon fashions have been up to date.”
Nightdive additionally says that “the Co-Op Multiplayer has been overhauled to create a seamless expertise.” Co-op was initially added to System Shock 2 post-launch, and was by no means actually in nice working order, however Nightdive has tweaked it—maybe we’ll lastly be capable of see what it is prefer to evade Shodan aboard the Von Braun with a buddy.
It is no misinform say that System Shock was a recreation that modified PC video games eternally. Take a look at this characteristic, pulled from the PC Gamer archives of ye olde 2007, that explains why and the way the revolutionary recreation constructed ambiance in a approach fairly in contrast to anything.
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