After thirteen years this first person sci-fi RPG is going to be released for consumption again and specifically at GOG.com first.
Yesterday BeefJack’s Joannes Truyens found that news of System Shock 2 being re-released by Night Dive Studios, the developers who have the rights to port the game, and today Rock Paper Shotgun has confirmed that re-release with GOG.com and Night Dive. For quite some System Shock 2 has been the most requested release over at GOG.com with thirty-four thousand votes and now people are finally going to be able to play it again without dealing with a wide array of compatibly issues with modern hardware and operating systems.
This is all coming one month before Bioshock Infinite is to release, which Ken Levine is a major part of as Creative Director and he also designed System Shock 2. It is one of his most well known games, other than Thief and Freedom Force, and mainly because of how it mixed horror, FPS, RPG and exploration in a sci-fi setting. The enemies were few and terrifying, as were the audio logs littered about that explained what happened to the crew of a seemingly abandoned starship. The game is also responsible for creating one of the most well known malevolent AI systems, Shodan.
In the RPS interview with Stephen Kick from Night Dive Studios and Guillaume Rambourg from GOG.com they reveal that System Shock 2 will be releasing tomorrow for $9.99. However, there is no news on when it will be releasing on Steam. Read all about the issues facing this release and what Night Dive Studios will be working on in the future over at Rock Paper Shotgun. Today is a great day for re-releases.