Nightdive Studios has confirmed that the fate of the third instalment of the eagerly-anticipated System Shock collection nonetheless lies with Tencent.

In an interview at Gamescom, CEO Stephen Kick confirmed that while his studio retains the proper to remake the first – and doubtlessly second – game from the collection, rights to the third game have been bought to Tencent.


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“After we initially acquired the rights to the franchise, we licensed the rights for the third game to Warren and Paul [Neurath] at Otherside. They then subsequently bought their rights to Tencent,” he advised VGC.

“So Tencent at present has the rights to the third game, and we now have the rights to do the remake of the first game and doubtlessly a remake of the second game. That’s just about the place it stands proper now.”

The feedback echo these of System Shock 3’s artistic adviser, Warren Spector, who confirmed in March that “there’s not way more to say at this level” about the beleaguered challenge and stating that it was as much as Tencent “to say what they need to say” about the game. In accordance with Spector, his staff has not labored on the challenge since 2019.

System Shock 3 was initially introduced in 2015, when Spector was revealed as its artistic adviser. The challenge fell off the rails in 2018, nevertheless, after writer Starbreeze discovered itself in monetary difficulties. Spector’s studio OtherSide break up methods with Starbreeze and stated it could proceed engaged on the challenge by itself, however reviews of growth troubles and employees departures emerged in 2020. Shortly after, OtherSide introduced that Chinese language conglomerate Tencent could be “taking the System Shock franchise ahead”, although it was believed at the time that the developer was nonetheless concerned in some capability. And that is just about all we all know proper now.

It is not all dangerous information for System Shock followers, although. There’s nonetheless the long-awaited System Shock remake, which was delayed in December and continues to be due someday in 2022 and a System Shock TV adaptation can also be on the playing cards, written by Mortal Kombat scribe Greg Russo.

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