Night Dive Studios are about to launch the Kickstarter campaign for their remastered version of System Shock on June 28. However, they are now calling it a full reboot of the series, and not an updated version of the 1994 classic title.
Speaking with Polygon, studio CEO Stephen Kick said that “We felt that the amount of passion and resources that we are putting into this game elevated it beyond the expectations that someone would have for a remaster. This is a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new.”
Those of you intrigued by the premise of a System Shock reboot, or worried the studio will completely mess it up, won’t have to wait long to see what it’s store for the franchise. Kick has revealed that a Windows PC demo of the game’s alpha build will be released once the Kickstarter campaign starts. The demo will be available to all through Steam, GOG or Humble.
Some of the Kickstarter rewards include a Razer laptop with a System Shock theme, and a collector’s edition that comes with a physical copy of the game, a miniature, a stylized manual, a pin and a patch.
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