System Shock fans looking forward to the upcoming remake are in for a treat as Nightdive Studios confirmed they’re also working on an Enhanced Edition for System Shock 2. The news comes via a tweet where the developer recognizes fans who’ve been asking for either a remake or remaster of System Shock 2. Now, requests for an Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2 are finally being made a reality and we couldn’t be more excited!
Nightdive Studios confirm System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition
The tweet from Nightdive Studios is incredibly brief and serves only to confirm the existence of an Enhanced Edition for System Shock 2.
“You asked for it, and we are working on it," the tweet begins. "System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition coming soon!”
Given the brevity of this statement, gamers will have to wait a little bit longer for additional details on a potential release date and features. Meanwhile, work on the remake of System Shock is ongoing with Nightdive Studios offering a small demo of the game earlier this year. Based on this demo, it’s estimated that the System Shock remake will be released sometime late 2020.
Although the game has been repeatedly delayed following its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, so there’s no way to say for certain when the game will release. Given the obvious focus on getting the System Shock remake out, we feel the Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2 will either release alongside the System Shock remake in 2020 or slightly thereafter.
As for what the Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2 will contain, fans can look back on the Enhanced Edition of the original System Shock for reference. Released back in 2015, the Enhanced Edition of System Shock included updated controls and graphical improvements, among other enhancements.
What’s more, System Shock 3 was also confirmed earlier this year. By 2020 (or maybe 2021), fans of the series will likely be able to sink their teeth into the System Shock remake, Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2, and perhaps even System Shock 3. Fingers crossed that Nightdive Studios offers up some sort of collector’s edition bundle with all three titles at some point in time.
After hearing about the Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2, what are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to being able to revisit both games, or are you hoping to hear more on System Shock 3 in the future? Let us know down in the comments below!