Otherside Entertainment sent out a tweet yesterday for a teaser site for players to watch over the course of the next five days. So far, the only thing on the page aside from the timer are two “S”s and a small, white vertical line in the middle. The entire thing is a mystery, that is, until someone found the reveal page, which indicates that the surprise announcement is the development of System Shock 3.
It’s been 16 years since the release of System Shock 2, and even though its original developer, Looking Glass Studios, is no more, the third game will be in capable hands. Otherside Entertainment was founded by Paul Neurath, one of the original co-founders of Looking Glass Studios. Last year, the new company succeeded in somewhat reviving an old franchise with a Kickstarter campaign for Underworld Ascendant, a spiritual successor to the classic games Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyssand Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds.
Other than the reveal of the game’s name, not much is known about the third System Shock. Underworld Ascendant isn’t due until November 2016, so the development process for the game could take some time. With a successful campaign on Kickstarter, it’s very likely that the studio could crowdsource funding again for System Shock 3.
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