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System Shock gets make over

by on16 March 2016

22 years later

Cult classic game System Shock is getting an update after 22 years.

A "re-imagined" version of the 1994 Windows PC game is in the works at Night Dive Studios for PC and Xbox One.

According to Polygon it will be a revamped version of the original — with new graphics, an updated user interface and other tweaks. It will not ship until sometime in 2017. Night Dive has made some large alterations to provide a grandiosity that's absent in the original System Shock.

The original game was made in the 1990s by Looking Glass Studios was working on it. The original game was meant to be a lonely experience as a player controls an unseen, unnamed hacker on an uninhabited space station. Night Dive said that the technical limitations kept the game from achieving its intended tone of alienation. The tone has also been shifted from a horror adventure to more of “a horror experience."

The game was a huge influence on the market like Dead Space and BioShock. However BioShock fans would be disappointed by the 1994 game which was too archaic to hold a lot of people's attention.  The vidio shows the improvements.


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