Will System Shock Wow FPS Fans Once Again?
System Shock is one of those games that really wowed people back in 1994, the sequel, System Shock 2 which was released in 1999 is regarded as one of the best FPS games of all time. BioShock is seen by many as the spiritual successor to System Shock and System Shock 2 has sold a ton more copies since being available on Steam. One interesting thing is that physical copies of System Shock 2 are now really high in demand and go for top dollar.
So why all this talk today about System Shock? That is because in 2018 there is a remake of the first System Shock game coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Night Dive Studios is the team behind the game and originally it was to be called System Shock Remastered, but over the last few months, they have dropped the Remastered part of the name as they are saying that while many (us included) have classed this as a remastering. It is actually more of a reboot for the series.
We have seen the trailers and it looks fantastic, with them saying that it is a reboot rather than a remake, we are very interested to see how the story unfolds in System Shock 2018. We have a feeling that the folks at Night Dive Studios are going to change things up and bit and have a bit of a new narrative going forward, which if the game sells well enough could end up with a System Shock 2 reboot/remake as well.
While there is not a ton of details on this yet, we feel with the right kind of backing, System Shock 2018 could be one of next year’s biggest hits when it comes to first person shooters.