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System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition Announced

It's been announced by Nightdive Studios that System Shock 2 is getting an enhanced edition. Nightdive Studios is going to enhance and revamp the 1999 classic for the modern systems in order to commemorate the game's 20th anniversary.

System Shock 2 is still considered one of the defining games for PC in the 1990s. Popular games like Prey 2 and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 have been inspired by System Shock which clearly shows that this old-school game has stood the test of time.

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Fans of the series and fans of the entire cyberpunk-survival-horror genre can take solace in the fact that there are going to be three different System Shock games up-for-grabs in the near future. Besides System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, System Shock 3, a direct sequel to the second game, is also under development according to the veteran game designer Warren Specter. Plus, System Shock: Enhanced Edition is still in active development and is currently aiming for an early 2020 release date.

So far the studio hasn't offered any extra information regarding System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition. It’s safe to assume that the game will offer polished visuals, higher resolution, and other improvements in the visual/audio department. The enhanced version of the original System Shock offered support for 4K resolution, mod support, variety of bug fixes, remappable controls, and other minor improvements, so it's safe to assume that System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will receive similar treatment as well.

The Enhanced Edition will also be ported to Nightdive Studios very own KEX engine. Fortunately, the original version of System Shock 2, which is available via GoG and Steam, will remain online and it will also receive community updates as usual. Only time will tell if the Enhanced version of System Shock 2 is a precursor to a full remake or not, similarly to how Nightdive released System Shock: Enhanced Edition ahead of that game's still-in-development remake.

System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will release for PC, but currently has no release date.

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