Cyberpunk’s not dead
It doesn’t matter if you were around in 1994 to play the original or not, you should still be familiar with System Shock. It crops up in conversation often enough, whether it’s being name-checked by a developer inspired by its groundbreaking design, or praised by someone still affected by the immersive world of Citadel Station. According to Nightdive, everything – from enemies and weapons to user interface and game mechanics – is being updated and reimagined for this remake, and it will “capture the spirit of what the original game was trying to convey, and bring it to contemporary gamers”. If it can hit this ambitious objective, then we should be in for something special.