System Shock: Enhanced Edition Comes to GOG
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
First-person sci-fi horror classic System Shock is now available on GOG.com in the form of the Enhanced Edition. The influential game, the spiritual predecessor to the BioShock series, has been polished and refined by Night Dive Studios, which is well-practiced at updating classic games for modern PCs, having been responsible for the re-release of its sequel System Shock 2 two years ago, and is currently remastering Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.
Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Drive Studios, said, “With System Shock: Enhanced Edition, we’re implementing game-changing improvements, including mouselook, widescreen, and a high resolution display mode. The classic game has never been more accessible to a modern audience.”
According to the official GOG forum post announcing the game:
“The re-release supports resolutions up to 1024×768 (compared to the original 640×480), and a native 854×480 widescreen mode. Gameplay was also streamlined with a toggleable mouselook mode, including more intuitive inventory and item management. Combined with assorted bug-fixes and remappable controls, System Shock is now truly enhanced.
“Some gaming experiences are truly worth preserving. Gamers can also return to the authentic 90’s gameplay with System Shock: Classic – ready for modern systems, completely unaltered in all other aspects. Both releases are available in a single package, with a 40% discount for all System Shock 2 owners on GOG.com – and 20% off for everyone. The discounted offer will last until Tuesday, September 29, 6:59 AM GMT.”
System Shock: Enhanced Edition is available now, DRM-free, from GOG, priced £5.29/$7.99.
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