Rumor: System Shock 3 Shelved

Apparently Senior leads of System Shock 3 have been let go

By Grayshadow, Posted 10 Feb 2020

Information regarding the remastering of System Shock has been provided at a regular rate from Nightdive Studios. With studio constantly ensuring fans that the game will launch later this year with updates on the project. The third entry in the series has not received the same amount of updates. Now, apparently the game has been shelved.

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According to Video Game Chronicle, in the past 5 months, senior leads on the project have been let go from OtherSide as the company attempted to find a publisher. Now, according to an anonymous developer the entire team was terminated. 

This week the game’s design director, Chase Jones – a long time collaborator of Spector’s – also revealed he has left OtherSide on his profile.

In December 2019, the studio’s former community manager, Sam Luangkhot confirmed there had been layoffs at the studio and expressed worry for its future.

“I know people are concerned about the state of the studio. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried as well,” Luangkhot said.

“Having played the internal SS3 demo, I know the Austin team worked their asses off and made some stunning progress in the past couple of months. It hurts to see many of these developers out of a job on a project they worked so hard on.”

Luangkhot linked to an anonymous developer post on site RPGCodex and confirmed its legitimacy. The anonymous user recently claimed that the System Shock 3 development team “is no longer employed” at OtherSide and that it was “critically behind” in content creation.

“The only reason I’m posting is because I saw so much confusion about the state of the company and the project I thought some first person information would be welcome,” the user wrote.

The issues started when Starbreeze Studios experienced financial troubles following the release and commercial failure of Overkill's The Walking Dead. Rights to System Shock 3 were returned to the developer and the studio started to look for new publishers. And it seems the project may be dead in the water.

Adam Siddiqui,
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General Information

Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Otherside Entertainment
Developer(s): Otherside Entertainment
Genres: First-person shooter
Themes: Science-Fiction
Release Date: 2020

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