System Shock Remastered Edition Update #88

The latest Kickstarter update for Nightdive Studios’ System Shock remake does not give us a release date, but instead, it shares some photos from the recent Gamescom, lets us know that the game will also be showcased at the upcoming PAX West, directs us to some media coverage, and, in a very noncommittal way, talks about the team’s future plans.

Since the rest of it is mostly visual in nature, here’s that last bit:

Where do we go from here?

We’re in the final stage of fine-tuning and polishing and we’re excited to finally release the game we envisioned all those years ago. Currently, we’re planning the backer beta as we want you to be the first to play the game. During that time we’ll most likely be releasing an updated demo on Steam. After we go through the feedback and a final round of testing we’ll be ready for launch. When exactly will that be?

When it’s done.

Trust me, I’m tired of saying it as much as you’re tired of hearing it, but the reality is that we’ve spent so much time crafting the game we all hoped this would be and we’re not going to make any compromises when we’re this close to being done. At the end of our interviews, we were asked, “Is there anything else you want to say?” Our answer was this:

Our commitment is to our backers – they’ve been patient and understanding as we’ve gone through this journey and as we made decisions to restart development, or change course, or even take a step back to evaluate what we were doing, it was all in service to the backers. We couldn’t have made this game without you and it’s our only hope that the finished game far exceeds your expectations.

Until next time –

The System Shock Team

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