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Codex Scoop: OtherSide Entertainment to develop System Shock 3
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 8 December 2015, 11:36:05Tags: OtherSide Entertainment; System Shock 3
Last month, Larry Kuperman of Night Dive Studios, the outfit responsible for rereleasing the System Shock series and numerous other out-of-print games on modern digital distribution platforms, hinted in an interview that they were looking into producing a System Shock sequel at some point. I didn't think much of it at the time, especially since Night Dive seemed to have their hands full with their System Shock 1 remake. It was notable, however, that the remake was making use of the talents of Robb Waters, an ex-Looking Glass concept artist who is also working with OtherSide Entertainment on Underworld Ascendant.
Yesterday, in their latest bi-weekly Underworld Ascendant update, OtherSide revealed the existence of a website with the rather self-explanatory URL OtherSideTease.com. The website showed a six day countdown, and a flickering 'S', which was soon joined by another 'S'. We all knew what was coming at that point, and elite Codex news hound LESS T_T looked into the website's source code and confirmed it. Yes, System Shock 3 is happening!
So what does this mean in the short term? I'm certain that OtherSide aren't big enough to start working on this before Underworld is done, but will they bring it to Kickstarter? Or to Fig, perhaps? I doubt they even have the time to do that, but maybe the Night Dive Studios guys could help them on that front. Hopefully we'll learn the answers to these questions when the countdown is over.