After more than 20 years, Nightdive Studios found the source code for the original System Shock and has used it rebuild it for modern PC hardware. System Shock: Enhanced Edition will be released free as an update to those who already own the original game on Steam.
The re-release of the 1994 classic will support widescreen formats and resolutions up to 4K, full mouse-look support and re-bindable inputs on keyboard, mouse and joystick; support for both Direct3D and OpenGL as well as fan missions and mods. Additionally, players will have the option of switching between high-resolution Macintosh assets and the original MS-DOS assets.
For those who don’t own System Shock on Steam, the game is on sale for half off ($19.99) until Monday, Sept. 10.
Nightdive recently launched a remastered Forsaken on Windows PC and Xbox One. The studio is still working on a full remaster of the original System Shock, which has been funded with a $1.35 million Kickstarter. Nightdive reassessed the game’s development back in February and now is targeting a late 2019 or 2020 launch.