Nightdive shows VR controls for System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition

Nightdive shows VR controls for System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition

Shock the monkey.


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(Image credit: Irrational Games)

Wʜᴇn Nightdive Studios rᴀɴ a Kickstᴀʀᴛer ᴛᴏ ꜰᴜɴd a reᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ ᴏʀigɪɴal System Shock ɪɴ a ɴᴇᴡ ᴇɴɢɪɴᴇ, ɪᴛ ꜰᴇʟʟ shᴏʀt ᴏꜰ a ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ-ᴍɪʟʟɪᴏɴ ᴅᴏllar sᴛʀᴇᴛᴄʜ ɢᴏal ꜰᴏʀ VR sᴜᴘpᴏʀt. While thᴀᴛ reᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɪs sᴛɪʟʟ ɪɴ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘᴍᴇnt (ꜰɪɴɢᴇʀs ᴄʀᴏssed ꜰᴏʀ a 2021 releᴀse), Nightdive ᴀʀᴇ wᴏʀkɪɴg ᴏɴ ᴀɴ enhᴀɴced edɪᴛiᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ɪᴛs sequel ᴀᴛ tʜᴇ saᴍᴇ tiᴍᴇ. We ʜᴀᴅn't hᴇᴀʀd ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ progress ᴏɴ thᴀᴛ lᴀᴛely, ᴜɴᴛɪʟ tʜɪs tᴡᴇet ꜰʀᴏᴍ Nightdive.

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That's System Shock 2 being played with a controller from Valve's virtual reality setup, the Index. Seems like it has some nice one-to-one arm-swinging action, knocking down a ladder and killing a psychic monkey with the wrench while shouting, "Die, monkey!" If you played System Shock 2 back in the day, you'll understand the feeling.

There are several parts of System Shock 2 that would be amazing in virtual reality, like being menacingly monologued at by Shodan. It's a pretty scary game thanks to its impressive sound design and though, I'm not sure I want to subject myself to that in VR, as cathartic as it would be to brain a screeching monkey.

As for System Shock 3, which was being developed by Otherside Entertainment, since it was announced that publisher Tencent had taken over in May there have been no new developments.

Now, when can we expect a VR edition of Thief: The Dark Project?

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