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An enhanced edition of System Shock 2 is in development

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Nightdive Studios, who are currently working on a remake of the original System Shock and oversaw the re-release of System Shock 2 in 2013, have just announced they're also working on an enhanced edition of System Shock 2.

As they said on Twitter, "You asked for it and we are working on it". While the currently available version of System Shock 2 remains one of the classic immersive sims, an influence without which BioShock would not exist and still one of the creepiest games around—that sound design though—there are plenty of players who've found it hard to get to grips with. And the ending's always been horrible.

I'm sure Nightdive will have plenty to say in the weeks ahead about how they're handling System Shock 2 and exactly which parts they're enhancing, but right now it's just nice to know Shodan continues living on—both through remakes and the forthcoming System Shock 3 being made by OtherSide Entertainment. 

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.