Video games are in development hell: Part 3

System Shock 3 is a game that many people have been calling for and asking questions for years. This is not surprising, because its predecessor, System Shock 2, is one of the most important science fiction games of all time. System Shock 3 was expected to appear sometime after System Shock 2, but it did not happen. Instead, we got BioShock.

However, Nightdive Studios will continue to be successful in large-scale Kickstarter fundraising events. Remake the first System Shock, Purchased a franchise from Star Insurance In 2015.

Then, later that year, Otherside Entertainment (formed by Paul Neurath, creative director of Looking Glass Studios, the studio that originally created the System Shock series) announced that it was developing System Shock 3. Wait, how is this possible? Doesn’t Nightdive Studios own the franchise rights?Well, it turns out Nightdive Studios only allows other entertainment companies to produce trilogy.

Two years later, in March 2017, Starbreeze Studios announced Signed a publishing agreement with Otherside Entertainment Bring System Shock 3 to PC and other platforms.After another two years, there is almost no information about System Shock 3, but in 2019, we got a A trailer featuring the evil AI SHODAN.

That trailer was the last time we heard of System Shock 3. Has it been cancelled? There seems to be no indication of this. Has it fallen into development hell? Considering that we have not heard anything about it for more than two years, it is almost certain. Will it come out?Who knows, but Nightdive Studios seems committed to making System Shock a mainstream franchise, especially if Live-action system impacts TV series It is making no signs.