With seven days until System Shock Kickstarter closes, Nightdive Studios announced the remake is on track for PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console release. As previously reported, The studio took to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for the video game and surpassed $450,000 in less than 24 hours. The campaign is currently nearing $1.1 million thanks to over 17,000 backers.
“System Shock was one of the first 3D games that took a methodical approach to exploration while revealing a story driven narrative through audio logs and messages scattered throughout the game world. It was a revolutionary step forward for the medium in a time when developers first began experimenting with interactive story telling. Players were trapped aboard Citadel Station as they fought to survive against the cyborgs and mutated crew members corrupted by a maniacal A.I. known as SHODAN, one of the most treacherous antagonists ever conceived. System Shock offered an unparalleled experience that would solidify it as one of the greatest games of all time.”
The Nightdive Studios project director, Jason Fader, stated on Wednesday that while getting the game for PS4 was a possibility, his team hadn’t spoken to Sony about it, and they mainly had strong contacts at Microsoft (making it easier to get on XboxOne instead). He shared:
“After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about making that happen. After a few weeks and lotttts of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4!”
Fader noted there is currently no stretch goal for the game’s PS4 release. Nightdive Studios is simply adding it in as a thank you to backers. The Kickstarter campaign is set to close on July 28th.
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