Long revered as a classic among PC gamers, the System Shock series is seeing its revival in the future with the upcoming System Shock 3, with new confirmation that series creator Warren Spector will be lending his hand in the return of the infamous SHODAN, following his previous hand in crafting other PC classics such as Thief and Deus Ex.
Developer Otherside Entertainment announced the Spector will return to full-time development following his initial role as a creative advisor for the company since its founding in 2014. Spector will begin leading development of System Shock 3 following his contributions to the studio’s first title, Underworld: Ascension.
Spector explained in a statement on his passion and excitement for returning to the franchise and also detailed his current career plans and transition, as Spector currently teaches as a professor at the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, a gaming-oriented program at the University of Texas. Spector detailed:
“I’ve loved working with students as Director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy in the University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication, but when the opportunity to have a bigger role in bringing Underworld Ascendant to life, as well as playing in the System Shock universe once again, helping to bring these games to a 21st century audience, I just couldn’t say no. Working on System Shock was one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done in my career and it’s hard to describe how much I’m looking forward to sharing with players what SHODAN has been up to since the last game was released.”
System Shock 3 is currently in development.