System Shock Remake Delayed (Again) to (Definitely Maybe) March 2023
Mike Sanders / 12 months ago
While many people are undoubtedly looking forward to the release of the System Shock Remake, given that it was originally revealed back in 2015 (no, not a typo!) it’s not exactly a secret that, seven years later and no game in sight, its development hasn’t gone even mildly according to plan. – It has been delayed, delayed again, and at some points its development has even ceased entirely (for reasons that have never been made entirely clear).
Based on an announcement earlier this year, however, developer NightDive Studios said that the System Shock Remake would be set for release before the end of 2022. In fact, they even went as far as to say that the PC version was pretty much finished.
So, will it be coming out this year? Well, just in case you didn’t read the title, the answer is sadly no!
System Shock Remake – Delayed Again… Again… Again…
We should start by noting that at the time of writing there has been no official announcement regarding this delay from NightDive Studios. So, how do we know that it has been pushed back? Well, the key information comes from the game’s official Steam Store website (which you can check out for yourself here!).
Originally citing a release date before the end of 2022, this has now been changed to a somewhat vague March 2022. – And by ‘somewhat vague’, what we mean is that it’s only cited as a ‘planned release date’ meaning that the System Shock Remake may not even land then!
What Is Going On Here?
As noted above, NightDive Studio themselves confirmed only last April that the PC version of the game was pretty much finished. The only reason they were yet to actually release it was that they were having to now start work on the console ports. This would seemingly suggest that were a long way behind when compared to the current state of the PC version since they were allowing themselves, at the time, 8-9 on their current 2022 projection.
Put simply, we can only presume that this delay is because those console ports are taking much longer to put together than originally thought. – At this point though, I guess the only attitude to take is that if you’ve been willing to wait 7 years for the System Shock Remake, another 6 months probably isn’t going to make much difference here or there.
The longer this drags on though, the more this starts to feel like a bit of a Duke Nukem Forever situation…
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!