System Shock Remake Showcases New Gameplay Footage at Guerrilla Collective
The upcoming remake of System Shock by Nightdive Studios made an appearance with a new trailer at the Guerrilla Collective.
Originally released in 1994 by Looking Glass Studios, the original System Shock was a major breakthrough in player immersion that would become a major inspiration for numerous other games in the years to come. As one of the key motivations behind the immersive sim genre, System Shock‘s influence would be felt for decades, with the upcoming remake of the original game getting a closer look with new footage.
During the first showcase from the Guerrilla Collective, a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming remake of System Shock was shown to give us a better look at Night Dive’s revamp of the classic sci-fi immersive sim. While the trailer was brief, the new gameplay footage highlighted the improved visuals and enhancements of the upcoming remake, all set to an atmospheric, jazzy tune.
The trailer also capped things off with a message to play the alpha demo of the remake, which is currently available for PC users on Steam, GOG, and other platforms. The demo is available free for a limited time, and should give players a good sense of what to expect from this reimagined version of the original classic.
The System Shock remake first began development in 2016 with the launch of its Kickstarter campaign by Nightdive studios. However, the remake has hit some development roadblocks over the years and was delayed out of its originally planned release in 2018. At the moment, Nightdive is aiming for the remake to release on consoles and PC sometime later this year, but no firm release date or window has been announced just yet.
System Shock is expected to arrive sometime later this year for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.