Following the established trend to make remakes after classic games, Night Dive tackles System Shock 3. This year, we have witnessed an astonishing event in the industry of video games. Nearly all companies decided to launch remakes after great computer games. Age of Empires HD, Stronghold Crusader HD, Heroes of Might and Magic HD and the list goes on and on.
What gives? I mean we have new GPUs, enhanced graphical engines, computers that are almost able to take pictures of Martians sitting on the toilets and we choose to bring to life long forgotten games.
Well, I guess the answer to that question stands in the life-long truism that goes something like a classic is a classic and that’s that. Yes, old school games are great. They inspired us, revealed to us other worlds, other possibilities and gave us a chance to think about the world we are living in. Why shouldn’t they benefit from a bit of cosmetic surgery?
Moving on, Night Dive Company, the one responsible for launching System Shock franchise, is seriously thinking about creating a new game. We should keep in mind that, upon its release, System Shock was considered to be the most brilliant FPS\RPG ever created.
Inspired by these games, other developers threw in their two cents and created amazing games like Deus Ex or Bioshock. So, what was so special about System Shock? Well, for one thing, it was something unexpected. One would say that the game was so revolutionary in design that it trigger serious rethinking in game design.
The story is rather simple, but its implications are great. Earth, a distant dystopian future and corporations that run the world. This are the key elements to the story. An experiment that ended in failure unleashed a deadly artificial intelligence that wants to play God. The player, a skillful hacker, always on the move and always hunted, must take decisive actions against SHODAN’s menacing threats.
In just one game we have it all: spaceships, evil AI, zombies, super mutants and cyborgs. And things are getting even better. Night Dive tackles System Shock 3 in order to continue the series. Moreover, the eager game developers announced that before they begin working on the new installment, they will release an HD remake after the critically-acclaimed System Shock 1.
No date or deadlines have been announced due to the fact Night Dive Company is still looking for funds in order to bring the story back to life.