System Shock 1 Remaster logo and artwork

[Update]: After nearly seven years in development, the System Shock Remake will finally be launching in March 2023!

Two decades have past since the original's release, and many months since the System Shock 1 Remaster has been announced, but now we finally have an official date that will mark the start of the Kickstarter campaign, June 31.

If you're worried this Kickstarter is going to be vaporware, or an opportunity for some unscrupulous individuals to cash on the public's nostalgia, worry no more as there was a pre-alpha gameplay video released in March, and it looked absolutely great! Lower your eyeballs below and see for yourself:


Perhaps absolutely great was a bit of an overstatement as the zombies look ridiculously cute rather than scary, but we are talking about pre-alpha gameplay footage so neither the models, the animations, or graphics have been completed just yet.

The one thing I can confidently say right now is that the System Shock 1 Remaster is heading in the right direction, and if the pre-alpha demo is any indication of the final product its going to truly be System Shock's savior since that game has not aged well, both in terms of graphics, and gameplay.

With no more information to go on I'm afraid we'll just have to wait for the end of June to see what exactly the development team has cooked up for the Kickstarter.

"After two decades, we are remastering and re-imagining the original System Shock. We will keep the new game true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved, while updating the user interface and graphics to use a modern day engine (Unity). With the help of the original concept artist, the original vision of the Citadel Station and its inhabitants will finally come back to life."