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The excellent looking System Shock remake finally has a release window (and it’s coming soon)

Is there a nicer way to start 2023 than with news about the System Shock remake’s release? Probably not, if you’re a retro-minded FPS fan.


Left for dead a few times by the press, work on Nightdive Studios’ ambitious (full) remake of the all-time PC FPS classic System Shock never ceased. And while it’s taken a while to hit the mark, it’s finally (almost) ready to land on consoles and the PC.

The original System Shock was, of course, a landmark for the genre, that moved it forward considerably despite never making the leap to consoles. The title combined unnerving horror and FPS action with a sci-fi setting, and added one of the most memorable villains in gaming history with the menacing AI called SHODAN.

The new edition of the game will see all of that make a return, with some stunning new looks and a few improvements that should please even series vets.

With gorgeous new visuals and a brutal dismemberment system, the iconic title welcomes players new and old back to Citadel Station and the arms of the delightfully villainous SHODAN. In the homestretch of development, Nightdive Studios and publisher Prime Matter have spent the time ironing out details and making sure the game has that little bit of extra spice that fans will appreciate. From never before seen enemies and quality of life gameplay tweaks, to a revamped hacking system and visceral new combat options, the System Shock remake will be every bit as immersive and entertaining as fans have been hoping. 

Prime Matter press release

How great does that look? If you’re as amped as I am to finally play this bad boy, then you’re going to be happy to know the launch is coming up fast. According to Prime Matter, System Shock is on track for a March 2023 release on the PC (natch’), as well as Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

Pre-orders are open now (also natch’) for that PC edition, by way of Steam, GOG, and Epic. You’ll actually get a nice little bonus if you do order from one of those shops too. fans will receive a complimentary copy of the as-yet unreleased System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition.

Double the Shock? Not too shabby.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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