Nightdive's System Shock remake is targeting 2022 for launch


The studio is teaming with Koch’s Prime Matter to make it happen

For those who love new refreshes of old games, the System Shock remake has likely been on your radar for some time. Today, developer Nightdive Studios confirmed it’s still happening, aiming for 2022, and they’ve got a new partnership to help bring it all together.

Nightdive is partnering with Prime Matter, Koch Media’s new publishing label, for the release of the System Shock remake. In a Kickstarter update, Nightdive explained that the partnership will allow a simultaneous release of System Shock on PC and consoles. That includes PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Backers are still on track to receive their rewards and get access to a beta in early 2022. Nightdive also says that System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is coming along, and the goal is still to launch it in the same window as the System Shock remake.

System Shock has been through several demos and dates up to now, so some extra help from Prime Matter to get it across the finish line sounds like a good thing. Even looking back a few years, the remake was looking impressive. Now, looking ahead to 2022, it’ll be interesting to see how Nightdive’s version of the 1994 classic holds up.

System Shock and its sequel remain major entries in the immersive sim genre to this day, so hopefully efforts to bring it forward pan out. We’ll see what Nightdive and Prime Matter are up to sometime next year.