Long-suffering fans of Nightdive’s endeavor to remake Looking Glass Studios’ classic Cyberpunk horror shooter System Shock won’t have to wait much longer. Not only is the game expected for release later this summer, but PC fans will also be getting a new demo later this afternoon!
In an interview with PCGamer, Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick describes just what to expect from the new demo, which is being released today at 1 pm EST. Along with presenting a “feature-complete version of the game”, the demo includes a new dismemberment system, real-time lighting, and probably one of the more loved moments of the original game, cyberspace segments.
According to Kick, the demo will also sport new voice acting, more detailed environments, and dynamic music by composer Evelyn Mansell. “The original had a dynamic system that would change based on whether you were in combat or exploring. We have that, we’ve recreated that, but the tone of the music has definitely changed,” states Kick. “When you’re exploring it’s a lot more atmospheric, and not so much like you’re in a ’90s rave.”
As an added bonus for those pre-ordering the game on Steam, GOG or the Epic Games Store, you’ll also be given Nightdive’s upcoming System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition for free. Nightdive has been teasing the upcoming enhanced version with its new VR control system for a while now, so why not?
System Shock will also be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you can’t wait for a few more hours, you can also check out the developer playthrough on the Alienware Arena page at 11am EST.