A System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition first look has been released by developer Nightdive Studios. The studio is working on both a System Shock remake as well as System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition. System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition was first announced in 2019, and it was confirmed today that the game will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S as well as PC.
The footage shows how the textures, cinematics, and weapon models have been updated for this edition of the game. Nightdive Studios has been working closely with System Shock fans to integrate mods and updates that have been created previously into this version. The studio has also reworked the co-op multiplayer too.
The news comes as the System Shock remake is due for release on May 30th for PC. There’s no date yet for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game, but given the number of delays the game has had, it’s probably wisest just to take assurance that System Shock is coming to console eventually.This System Shock remake was partially funded by a Kickstarter that ran in the middle of 2016, at the time with an estimated release of December 2017. However, development has gone back and forth, starting with a game engine swap from Unity to Unreal Engine in 2017, before development was put on hold in 2018 and restarted with a new team. The first tangible progress was seen with the release of an alpha demo in 2020, followed by an updated demo in 2021. At that point it was expected to release in 2021, but that then slid back to 2022 (alongside a new publishing partnership with Prime Matter), and eventually 2023.