System Shock Remake: Release Date For PlayStation And Xbox Finally Revealed!

After several delays, the developers of the System Shock remake have confirmed when the game will arrive on PlayStation and Xbox.



In a recent statement, Nightdive Studios confirmed that the System Shock remake will be released soon, in May, for PlayStation and Xbox. The remake of System Shock, available on PC since 2023, reworks the immersive simulation shooter. The new version brought many additions and quality-of-life improvements. For example, improved visuals, better player movement, and a fresh ending in the final showdown with SHODAN.

System Shock was developed by Looking Glass Studio in 1994 and created by none other than Warren Spector, a prominent name in the gaming industry known for various titles in the Ultima franchise, Deus Ex and Thief: Deadly Shadows.

Today, Warren Spector runs his own studio, OtherSide Entertainment.

The original game was an instant success. This prompted the developers to release the PC remake in 2023. Since then, many people have wondered if System Shock will be released on consoles. An official announcement confirmed the release. System Shock Remake will be released on May 21 for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game will be available in a digital version for all platforms, but a physical version will only be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.



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What innovations did the System Shock remake bring?


The System Shock remake introduces many changes compared to the 1994 game. Some of these improve the game immensely. The visual renovation has the most immediate impact, but other quality-of-life improvements also improve the overall experience. The new interface is less cluttered. This gives you a clearer view during the game. The movement of the game is more similar to modern first-person games. The controls redesigned for console gamepads further improve the fluidity.

Last but not least, the addition of a female protagonist makes the immersive simulation even more enjoyable for anyone who wants to enjoy it.

One innovation of the remake is a different ending from the original version. The latter was one of the points of negative criticism from fans. The confrontation with the evil AI SHODAN, which is considered one of the best gaming villains, ends differently than those who played the 1994 version or even the 2015 System Shock: Enhanced Edition. Those who want to witness the new ending know that a normal playthrough of the remake will take around 20-25 hours.

While Nightdive Studios was handling the remake, they were also working on System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition. However, the studio has yet to announce a release date. In previous announcements, Nightdive Studios mentioned that those who purchased the System Shock remake would receive System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition for free upon release. This promotion was valid for the PC version. Now that the game is coming to consoles, whether it will also be extended to PlayStation and Xbox users is unknown.

Source: Game Informer

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