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System Shock remake debuts gameplay footage

In space, no one can hear you cream.

Night Dive Studios has revealed the first snippet of gameplay from its upcoming System Shock remake.

According to its official site, System Shock Remastered is currently in development for Steam and Xbox One.

Developed in Unity, this remake seeks to "keep the new game true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved, while updating the user interface and graphics to use a modern day engine." To do that, Night Dive has recruited System Shock's original concept artist, Robert Waters.

System Shock Remastered will be Night Dive's first semi-original game. Prior to this, the small studio specialised in remastering older titles like Turok, Strife, The 7th Guest, Bad Mojo and more.

It even restored the original System Shock once before in its Enhanced Edition, adding traditional WASD mouse & keyboard controls to the 1994 sci-fi action RPG.

Night Dive acquired the rights to the System Shock series in 2015. Prior to that it only had the license to restore System Shock 2, as it did in 2013.

Being the new IP-holder, Night Dive struck up an arrangement with Otherside Entertainment so the Ultima Ascendant developer could make System Shock 3, a game being co-led by the original System Shock's producer Warren Spector.

Night Dive teased an impending Kickstarter campaign on the official System Shock site. The System Shock remake is due in 2017.

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