Today, Starbreeze — the publisher behind Dead by Daylight and Pyschonauts 2 and the developer of Payday 2 and more — has announced that it will be publishing Otherside Entertainments upcoming System Shock 3 (which is not the same thing as Nightdive Studios’ System Shock Reboot).
According to Starbreeze, it will invest $12 million USD to bring the game to PC and other platforms. After it recoups 120% of its fully investment (including marketing costs) the company will receive 50% of further revenues. Otherside Entertainment will retain 100% of the IP.
Bo Andersson-Klint, Starbreeze CEO accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG. We’re greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players world wide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector’s team. I’ll be first in line to play”.
OtherSide’s CEO Paul Neurath added:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Starbreeze for System Shock 3. They truly get games and gamers, and have been able to translate that understanding into a robust publishing business, and build thriving gaming communities around their franchises.”
System Shock 3 is currently in the early concept stages of developement at Otherside Entertainment, which is under the direction of Warren Spector and a team behind games such as System Shock, System Shock 2, Deus Ex, and Thief: The Dark Project.