System Shock Remaster Back On track
Expected release is now 202026 Mar 2018
GDC is a wonderful thing, it allows developers to exchange ideas and new creative ventures to be launched. It also allows you to pin down any devs that have gone to ground and get them over a barrel! And such a thing happened when PC Gamer journalist Wes Fenlon pinned down the head honcho's of Night Dive Studios and asked them what the hell was going on with their recently mangled Kickstarter!
"We understood based on the backer feedback, especially, that we weren't going in the right direction with the game, what we promised to them," Kick said. "That's what really caused the shift in what we're doing now, which is going back to what we'd established and represented with the Unity demo."
If we're to take Night Dive's word for it things seem to be going allot better, and by better we mean where they should've been all along. Another side effect of returning to a straight remaster is that their game is suddenly allot more palatable to publishers which will hopefully guarantee sustained development.
"We've also had renewed interest from some publishing partners, for whom the more complex and costly game was something of a challenge for them, that this is what they were hoping we would provide and renewed their interest."
Now as for when we'll be returning to Citadel Station? Well the current projection is 2020 which means they really are starting again from scratch, but the major question on backers minds is what have they been doing all this time, playing cards and drawing concept art!? Night Dive seem pretty determined to at least release something but it's going to be quite a wait.