Warren Spector Also Ridicules NFTs; Is System Shock 3 Dead?

Warren Spector has also joined the camp of NFT denouncers, and unfortunately, he has some bad news regarding the new System Shock.


It’s been nearly two years since May 2020 when we heard that OtherSide Entertainment had stopped working on System Shock 3 after Chinese tech giant Tencent took control of them. However, we’ve heard speculation that the game’s development may have continued to some extent, and it could be backed up by the fact that the new System Shock still has a website and their profile picture on Twitter is still Shodan. (It doesn’t help that they haven’t posted there since May, and even then, they were advertising job offers…)

Warren Spector, the studio’s creative director, has announced that he is working on a new immerge simulator (like BioShock, or even System Shock!). In an interview with VentureBeat he stressed that he is not working on System Shock 3. He says Tencent will take the franchise forward, and it’s up to them to decide what they want to say about it. His team worked on it in 2018 and 2019, but that’s it for him. For this reason, it could be said that the Chinese have given up on the game…

As for the new project, he said that the previously shared image with the whale and sting ray riders “represents an aspect of what the game is about. It’s going to be a pretty deep game. There will be a lot of variety in what you can do and what we ask you to do. That whale is part of that smorgasbord of game levels.” He added that OtherSide is also developing a Dungeons & Dragons game with Wizards of the Coast. They mention this in their job postings, and several of their positions mention working on multiplayer gameplay systems, but that’s about all we know about that. Multiplayer stealth and heist? Who knows. Spector says the game is progressing well, and the D&D licensees are happy with the progress so far.

Then Warren Spector also talked about the NFTs: “Here’s where I’m going to get in trouble. I’m going to have people giving me hell about what I’m about to say, but I don’t think I care. NFTs are ridiculous. I do not understand why anybody would want to climb on that bandwagon. Ownership of virtual goods that can be instantly reproduced in unlimited quantities. Who thinks that’s a good idea? So NFTs, I have no interest.” At least he said it.

Source: PCGamer

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