Starbreeze invests $12 million into sci-fi horror sequel
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.