Warren Spector is in control of 'System Shock three'
Phrase broke late final yr that the legendary System Shock franchise would get a contemporary sequel, however no particulars about what the sport will seem like have been forthcoming. We nonetheless do not know a lot concerning the recreation itself, however we do know it is in good palms: System Shock co-creator Warren Spector is rejoining Otherside Leisure in a full-time capability to steer improvement of System Shock three. He is been a “artistic advisor” to the studio for years, however he’ll now be a full-time studio director engaged on each Underworld Ascendant in addition to the System Shock sequel.
It is definitely thrilling information for followers of the collection, however it additionally provides us an concept of the System Shock three timeline — and it looks like we should not be holding our breath proper now. Otherside’s press launch signifies that Spector will not be ramping up the sport’s improvement till later this yr, so we’re possible not going to see this recreation truly hit for a very long time.
Nonetheless, it is good to see Spector, who has additionally labored on the Deux Ex and Ultima collection, again the place he belongs. He sounds appropriately energized to convey the collection into the present day — the final System Shock recreation is over sixteen years previous at this level. “Engaged on System Shock was some of the fulfilling issues I’ve accomplished in my profession,” Spector stated in a press launch, “and it is exhausting to explain how a lot I am wanting ahead to sharing with gamers what SHODAN has been as much as because the final recreation was launched.”