I am feeling very old at the moment as it seems that only last week everyone was excited about the year 2000 being the future, and now were talking about games with a release date in 2020. Where are the flying cars and hoverboards we were promised, eh? I’m lucky if I can get a decent 4G connection and I live in the metropolis.
Anyway, the System Shock remake, which was Kickstarted in March 2016 with an estimated release date of 2017, was shut down a month ago and the entire team was put “hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision. It appears that during development of the remake some of team wanted to makes changes to the original game structure.
“As we geared up and started moving forward with it, we began to run into feature creep,” said Nightdive business development director Larry Kuperman. “All of those things like ‘you know what would really be cool, how we might reinterpret this.’ Various people wanted to put their imprint on it. As this process evolved over a period of time, it grew in complexity, and it veered away from this original representation. That doesn’t mean that interpretation would’ve been bad, but it wouldn’t have been true to the System Shock vision.”
The team are now back to creating a game which is back to being a remake of the original, and that title now has an “expected” release date of 2020.
“Our intention is to ship exactly the game that was promised, with as much of the features that were promised as we can, in a timeframe that will get it out as fast as we can. Our expectation is probably Q1 of 2020,” Kuperman said.
Source: PC Gamer