Classic PC game "System Shock 2" to get enhanced edition

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    System Shock, a franchise that's on the cusp of its 25th anniversary, is currently undergoing a revival period. First, Nightdive Studios announced that it would be remaking the original System Shock game, which released in 1994 for DOS. Then, we saw a reveal for System Shock 3, now in development by OtherSide Entertainment. That's not all for the series, though, as System Shock 2 will get its own time in the spotlight, in order to celebrate 20 years since its original release. Nightdive Studios will be releasing System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, and it'll be "coming soon". There's not any information as to what the enhanced edition featurelist will be, though it can be assumed that it'll likely entail better graphics, bugfixes, and other minor additions, which is a welcome sight for a retro game that helped have an impact on the gaming world through the likes of Deus Ex and Bioshock.

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  1. leon315

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    lemme guess, there will be a Switch port too!
     
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  2. Foxi4

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    Inb4 System Shock 2 with the realistic mods installed by default.
     
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  3. eyeliner

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    Are these any good, coming from someone who loved the original DeusEx to almost death (I have Mankind Divided and Human Revolution in my steam library)?
     
  4. RedoLane

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    that's quite...shocking.
     
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    I forgot
    Neat, System Shock 2 is an excellent game, definitely worth of an enhanced re-release.

    Hopefully it's a proper one, too, and not just the base game with the already existing fancy mods as Foxi noted above.
     
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  6. FAST6191

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    Still bitter about the Dark Souls DSfix incident?
     
  7. GuyInDogSuit

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    I've had the System Shock remake on my Steam wishlist for years. It finally has a release date, somewhere in 2020.
     
  8. Foxi4

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    More like expecting developers to follow the path of least resistance.
     
  9. Darksabre72

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    nice one
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  10. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    This had better come to Swtich. Screw EVERYTHING else (aside of DOOM), this is the game to play!!!
     
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  11. SaltyDog

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    Awesome. Now, if they'd do the same for Thief on its 25th anniversary...
     
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  12. Shadowfied

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    Terrific game. Enjoyed the shit out of it. Until the spiders....that's when I quit...and an enhanced edition probably isn't gonna help with that, but hey, time to man up.
     
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  13. FAST6191

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    There are some considerable unofficial works here that might do well for the meantime

    https://www.moddb.com/mods/tfix
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/thief-gold-hd-texture-mod

    and of course the standalone "remake" (these days its own game) with hundreds of missions.
    http://www.thedarkmod.com/main/
    Not sure what goes for remake missions these days as the official forums are, understandably, pretty cagey about such things.
     
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  14. Xzi

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    I guess it's a good time to be in the 'never played a System Shock game' camp, as I am. Will be interesting to see which turns out better: the full remake of SS1, or the enhanced version of SS2.
     
  15. mathew77

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    Imagine Deus Ex GOTY on Switch.. :gba:
     
  16. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    I was just thinking that Sunday night! :)
     
  17. ShroomKing

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    in bed
    i'm still waiting for the system shock remake but ok
     
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