Last weekend I wrote about my enduring affection for System Shock. Now from Mike’s Pensieve I learn that there is a game coming that re-unites the System Shock 2 team to try to recreate the magic of the original games. It isn’t based on System Shock, but it IS based on the ideas behind it. The game is called BIOSHOCK, and isn’t due until sometime in 2007.
They don’t seem to have a website going yet, but the guys over at SSHOCK2.com have gathered a bit of info, or perhaps rumor, about the game. Instead of being set in space, it looks like the game is set in an underwater lab, so it still has the isolation and solitude of the original. It looks like the game has even more open-ended gameplay.
There isn’t much news available, but here is what I could find:
Ken Levine (General Manager at Irrational Games) interview with IGN
The Looking Glass BIOSHOCK fansite
Here is a first-look overview of the game, courtesy of the From the spamming shills at Gamespot
A BIOSHOCK fansite based in the UK. These guys have a heap of screenshots worth seeing.
The game doesn’t even have an official website yet, and I don’t expect we’ll see anything we can sink our teeth into, news-wise, for many months.
It’s going to be a long year. Sigh.
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