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System Shock 3: Its Fate Is Still Unknown

OtherSide Entertainment has changed to remote work, but it still seems unlikely that the long-awaited System Shock sequel could happen.

Previously, regarding System Shock 3, we wrote that its developer, OtherSide Entertainment, has laid off several employees, causing us to doubt that the game was still in development. Now, Walter Somol, the vice president of marketing and business development of OtherSide, wrote a post on the devs’ forums:

„We’re still here. We’re all working remotely right now, probably like most of you. Our new concept is coming along nicely and we are excited about it. We have cool and we think distinctive art style for it and we have that and gameplay coming together in Unreal Engine 4. I know it’s a tease, but I just can’t say anything about it at this point,” Somol wrote.

An anonymous post on the RPGCodex forums (which was supposedly written by OtherSide Austin), previously claimed that the studio, which was working on System Shock 3 (the Austin team) was shut down. However, Somol works at OtherSide’s other studio, based in Boston…

So we have no clue what this studio could be doing. OtherSide did not respond to the rumours in February regarding this shutdown. Thus, we don’t know what Somol could be teasing here, and we can’t even predict whether System Shock 3 will happen or not… (unless the new concept is for the game itself)

Meanwhile, Nightdive is all fine and dandy – they are developing a remake of the first System Shock, as well as a remaster of a System Shock 2, and they also recently announced a remaster for Shadow Man, too. They are up to many projects, which can’t be said of OtherSide…

Perhaps they should clear up the confusion and tell us that the game is dead. Or, they should get some investment from a reliable publisher, such as Embracer Group AB (who own both THQ Nordic and Deep Silver).

Source: PCGamer

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