If you’re excited about the Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2, Nightdive Studios has just released a new “horror showcase” trailer for it. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also told that the game is also coming to current-gen consoles.
Also confirmed for console release
Nightdive is restoring System Shock 2, originally released in 1999. The trailer shows the improvements that have been made through the developer’s own KEX Engine. This enhanced version of the iconic FPS will have more up-to-date visuals – supporting 4K output – and some tweaks to the gameplay.
Additionally, the studio has also confirmed that, for the first time ever, the game will be coming to modern consoles. A recent press release states that System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC.
Here are some further details about the remaster:
- Unknowable Horrors, In High Definition: Completely remastered visuals, extending to cutscenes and character and weapons models, with up to 4K 120 FPS support on Windows PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
- Might As Well Make Your Death Comfortable: The game includes settings for an adjustable FOV, post-processing effects, and widescreen support.
- Misery Loves Company: Drag your friends into the hell that is the Von Braun starship in co-op multiplayer.
- Interface This: Play from the comfort of your couch with gamepad support, then celebrate with an ice-cold medical stim when you unlock new Trophies and Achievements.
- If You Want Something Done Right: Full mod support on PC and the ability to implement community-made missions at launch.
Nightdive Studios is well-known for breathing new life into classic games. Recently, the team released a remastered version of Quake 2, which had improved graphics and lighting. Additionally, the game was shipped with the official expansions, plus a new campaign from Wolfenstein developer MachineGames.
System Shock 2 was something of a cult hit when it was released towards the end of the last millennium. With its foreboding atmosphere and horror-like narrative, it went on to be an inspiration for games like BioShock.