System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is not only one of my many video game remake/port dreams, but it’s also now a reality.
To commemorate the game’s 20th anniversary, developer Nightdive Studios will be enhancing the title for modern systems.
This is far from the first Enhanced Edition that Nightdive has worked on. As well as providing the excellent Enhanced Edition of the original System Shock, Nightdive has created impressive enhanced versions of Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Strife, Blood: Fresh Supply and more.
Nightdive hasn’t released many details of this new version of the game, but CEO Stephen Kick has announced that the game’s multiplayer is working and stable. That in itself is a step above the Steam version. If you’ve ever tried getting four-player co-op working on the Steam release, you’ll appreciate this new version.
Working/stable multiplayer for a start!
— Stephen Kick (@pripyatbeast) August 12, 2019
Nightdive Studios aren’t just working on System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition. As well as making sure the original titties are preserved on modern machines, the developer is currently in the midst of a complete remake of the original game. While it saw some unfortunate Kickstarter fallbacks, it looks to be in the right place now. There’s even a System Shock 3 in the works! What a time to be a fan!