“Our new concept is coming along nicely and we are really excited about it,” says the developer.
Millios have been looking forward to the release of the long-awaited System Shock 3 for a while now, but the last few months have been tough for the game, developers OtherSide Entertainment, and series fans. Reports emerged earlier this year that the game was facing severe issues in development, and that as a result, OtherSide were in trouble as well, with the game’s development team having reportedly let go.
Recently though, an employee at OtherSide, marketing and business development VP Walter Somol, posted an update on the studio’s forums, saying that the studio is working remotely, and working on a new concept using Unreal Engine 4 that is apparently “coming along nicely.”
“We’re still here,” Somol wrote. “We’re all working remotely right now, probably like most of you. Our new concept is coming along nicely and we are really excited about it. We have cool and we think distinctive art style for it and we have that and gameplay coming together in UE4. I know it’s a tease, but I just can’t really say anything about it at this point.”
It’s worth noting that Somol doesn’t mention System Shock 3 in his update, nor does he say how the game is coming along, so it’s still unclear where exactly the game is in its development process. Of course, it’s also worth pointing out that given the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s uncertainty to varying extents about nearly every game currently in development.
Either way, we’ll keep you updated as this situation develops, so stay tuned.