xbox system shock

We've been hearing about a System Shock remake for years at this point, with developer Nightdive Studios taking their time with this one after first announcing the project way back in 2016.

Despite the extended development time, things seem to be going well, with the team today revealing a fresh release window. Nightdive is gunning for a March 2023 launch for System Shock on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation platforms.

The announcement comes from the game's Kickstarter page, alongside an update on development detailing what's changed since the team brought a new publisher on board in 2021.

"As some of you have already pointed out this is not our first time announcing a tentative launch window, but over the past few years much has changed - the scope and scale of the project has evolved dramatically and with Prime Matter joining the project it’s enabled us to focus on quality-of-life improvements, bug fixing, and localization support - the last major steps towards releasing a game we’re all incredibly proud of.

This has also given us time to go back and polish various aspects of the game that needed that extra shine."

System Shock first came out way back in 1994, with the sci-fi shooter hugely influencing 2007's BioShock. Plenty of System Shock elements carried over to Ken Levine's Xbox 360 classic, which has since become a blockbuster franchise for BioShock publisher 2K.

Here's a recent look at the System Shock remake, courtesy of IGN:

Are you looking forward to this one coming to Xbox in just a few short months? Let us know!