System Shock, considered by many to be one of the greatest games of all time, is getting a full blown remakefrom developer Night Dive Studio. Currently the studio is looking for some additional funding via Kickstarter, with a campaign launching just a few moments ago. The System Shock reboot Kickstarter campaign is looking to raise $900,000 in 30 days.
“Originally released in 1994, System Shock ushered in a new era of action gaming,” reads a press release from Night Dive Studio. “Combining a compelling storyline with innovative RPG elements, System Shock was a ground-breaking title that would influence numerous other games such as BioShock and DeusEx. Now System Shock is being redone from the ground up for today’s PC and console players.”
Many had thought this release of System Shock would be more of a remaster, raising the visual quality to more modern standards. However, with the launch of the Kickstarter it has been shown to be a complete remake of the PC classic.
“This is a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new” said Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios. “As well as including members of the original team, such as famed concept artist Robb Waters, we have been expanding to include a number of industry veterans with years of AAA development experience having worked on games such as Fallout, Tomb Raider, Skyrim and Wasteland.”
The game is currently slated for release in December of 2017. Backers of the System Shock Kickstarter campaign can make pledges ranging from $5 all the way up to $10,000. Rewards range as well, with both digital and physical copies of the game for Xbox One or PC, along with larger prizes, such as access to the developers, and invitations to exclusive events involving the game’s release.
The Kickstarter is already off to a good start, generating over $45,000 as of this writing. That number will surely rise as it moves towards completion, though hitting $900,000 might be tough.