System Shock 3 Gets a Publisher

Starbreeze invests $12 million into sci-fi horror sequel

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Fans of System Shock already have enough to look forward to with a remake of the first game, which was successfully funded via crowdfunding, but now we know that the long-awaited sequel, System Shock 3, will be published for PC and “other platforms” (probably PS4 and Xbox One) by the folks at Starbreeze, the company behind Payday.

Thanks to a deal between them and developer Otherside Entertainment, Starbreeze have invested $12 million into the game. However, this doesn’t mean they now own it or anything; Otherside Entertainment still retain 100% of the IP, with Starbreeze set to recoup 120% of its investment before sharing point revenue with Otherside Entertainment 50:50.

In a press release, Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson-Klint stated:

“System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. [Warren] Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG. We’re greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players worldwide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector’s team. I’ll be first in line to play.”

System Shock 3 is still in early development and has no set release date.  Meanwhile, the aforementioned remake of the first game recently got a pre-alpha trailer and is currently set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018.


Hailing from not-so-jolly old England, Michael is a Freelance Writer that spends most of his days writing, playing video games or writing about the video games he’s playing. That, or moaning about stuff on Twitter. He graduated from Brunel University, having studied Creative Writing & Computer Games Design. His gaming interests have become broader in recent years, but his heart will always belong to Nintendo. He’s also a self-admitted defender of the PlayStation Vita and a Sonic the Hedgehog apologist.

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