System Shock Remake Release Date, Trailer, and Everything We Know So Far

System Shock, the highly-anticipated remake of the 1994 classic, will officially release on May 30 this year. Here’s everything we know so far about the game, including the System Shock remake release date, trailer, and story details.

Earlier in the year, we reported about the System Shock release window being planned for some time towards the end of March. As it turns out, the game’s developers, Nightdive Studios, have pushed back the official launch date to a definitive date. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Sci-Fi horror game. 

System Shock Remake Release Date

According to a post on their Steam Store page, System Shock is now scheduled to release on May 30, 2023, for PC on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. The PS4, PS5, and Xbox X|S release dates will be announced in the future. 

System Shock Trailer

The almost 2-minute trailer features the terrifying SHODAN, the AI-controlled system torturing the player throughout their playthrough. It also showcases some of the new weapons players can get their hands on when the game releases this summer. 

With enhanced graphics and a new game engine, this version of System Shock is arguably scarier, as now players will be more immersed with the HD graphics featured in the game. 

What’s New in the System Shock Remake?

Like the original game, players will be taking on the all-powerful, all-knowing SHODAN, the evil malfunctioning AI system in control of Citadel Station. 

This time, players will gain access to a whole new arsenal of weapons, modernized controls, and a new interface in addition to all-new enhanced HD graphics. While it looks like the story will mainly stick to the original, as it is nearly 20 years later — it will be an all-new experience for most people. 

System Shock Gameplay Demo

If you’re split on whether you want to invest in the game once it comes out, Nightdive Studios released a demo on Steam that you can play before the official release to get a taste of the mechanics and gameplay. 

To play, you’ll need a Steam account and a good enough PC to run the game. 

More about Nightdive Studios

Nightdive Studios is a small indie development team focused on reviving classic titles. Their work has included games like Turok and Doom 64. While this is arguably the largest project they’ve undertaken to date — the demo serves as a decent indication of the quality of the final product. 

Players may be surprised to learn that the game has been in development since 2017 and was originally funded via Kickstarter. So — with that information in hand, a two-month delay doesn’t seem so bad. 

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