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Here's a pre-alpha look at the upcoming System Shock remake

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Mar 15, 2016
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  1. Night Dive Studios revealed in November that it was working on a remake of System Shock, the classic first-person action role-playing game that debuted way back in 1994. System Shock 1 Remastered isn't scheduled to ship until sometime in 2017 but the developer didn't want to keep fans in the dark any longer than necessary.

    That's why Night Dive recently published a two-minute teaser video which shows off some of the early scenes in the Unity-built modern remake.

    Night Dive founder Stephen Kick told Polygon in a recent interview that they kind of shifted the tone from the original game of a horror adventure to more of a horror experience. Technical limitations of the era kept System Shock from fully achieving its tone of total alienation but with modern technology, that's no longer the case.

    The remake will change up some of the game's formula but is maintaining the original story. For example, the classic chiptune soundtrack is being changed to something that's more subtle and they're remaking the user interface so that it's more user-friendly.

    Ironically enough, the remake is drawing inspiration from games like Dead Space and BioShock – both of which were influenced by the original System Shock. Then again, one of BioShock's lead creators, Ken Levine, also worked on System Shock 2 which dropped in 1999.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,403   +875

    I'm sure they picked Unity for cost related reasons, but still... I don't know any big Unity game that doesn't have performance related problems.
    Hopefully they will upgrade to the new Unity engine that is set to come out soon. It should help with performance.
  3. Duckeenie

    Duckeenie TS Booster Posts: 80   +62

    Seems a bit too glossy for the subject matter.
  4. BSim500

    BSim500 TS Guru Posts: 293   +448

    They're using Unity. Oh cr*p. That usually means combining the visuals of 2007-era Unreal Engine 2 games with performance of 2-5fps on 4x SLI'd GTX 980 Ti's...
  5. 3volv3d

    3volv3d TS Addict Posts: 155   +59

    You may find a jump in FPS using just the one card. Old stuff on SLI / Crossfire usually just cries and dies.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 2,797   +1,536

    Looks like just another DOOM rip off .....
  7. Arturo

    Arturo TS Member Posts: 81   +26

    Let's hope everything is OK. Good luck!

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