System Shock 2 has been inducted into halls of gaming legend because of its open-ended gameplay and intelligent design. If you don’t know, the game is the precursor to BioShock and Ken Levine was the lead designer on the title. The game released way back in 1999, or just when I graduated kindergarten, and it has been cited as an influence on so many similarly influential games.
The title has been floating around in various forms over the years, but now it’ll receive the “enhanced” treatment as System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is in development at Nightdive Studios:
The studio actually got their start by releasing System Shock 2 on GOG when it was assumed that the game was mostly unavailable and dead now outside of the underground scene. It seems things are coming full circle with this enhanced edition. The only info we got is that tweet so we don’t know what enhancements will be made or for what platforms it’ll be released on and when.
The studio is also working on a full remake for the original System Shock and we also received word that System Shock 3 is being developed by another studio, so the classic franchise is seeing quite the resurgence in the modern age.