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The long-awaited System Shock remake has a demo up right now for Next Fest

Steam’s Next Fest has been joined by a real marquee title with a demo for Nightdive Studios’ System Shock remake. It’s up on the platform now.


It’s been a long road to get to launch, but Nightdive Studios is rocketing towards the impending launch of System Shock. The iconic 1994 PC action/horror title is looking fantastic, and will finally arrive next month (March 2023).

A full remake, System Shock brings the title up to date for modern audiences, complete with some improvements. But don’t worry, because it sounds as though the main game is relatively intact, and those improvements come by way of new enemy AI, “dismemberment tech”, and an audio overhaul.

Here’s the latest look at it in action:

Liking what you’re seeing? How’d you like to get a sneak peek, and play System Shock right now? Well, if you would, then you’re in luck as the game’s demo is a part of Steam Next Fest (running through February 13th).

The annual deluge of ‘what’s to come’ is serving up a gaggle of demos for games that have yet to see release, and System Shock is included. But while the playable demo is a Steam-only affair, the final version of this reforged classic won’t be.

You can expect to see it infect both Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as the PC (obviously), by way of Steam, Epic, and GOG. You’ll be able to grab a copy this March.

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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