OtherSide Entertainment, which is currently working on Underworld Ascendant and System Shock 3, has announced that Warren Spector has joined the company. Spector is best known for his efforts on the original Deus Ex and System Shock titles along with working at Looking Glass Studios, which created Ultima Underworld. In a fitting twist, he will be leading development on System Shock 3.
“I’ve loved working with students as Director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy in the University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication. But when the opportunity to have a bigger role in bringing Underworld Ascendant to life, as well as playing in the System Shock universe once again, helping to bring these games to a 21st century audience, I just couldn’t say no.
“Working on System Shock was one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done in my career and it’s hard to describe how much I’m looking forward to sharing with players what SHODAN has been up to since the last game was released.”
For now, Spector will be working on Underworld Ascendant. According to the studio, the development of System Shock 3 should “accelerate” under his direction.