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Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3

Otherside Entertainment announces Starbreeze will be publishing their upcoming System Shock 3. This sounds like a significant boost to the prospects for the action/RPG sequel, as the publisher is committing at least $12 million to the project, though it sounds like some of that will help bring it to consoles. Here's the plan:

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, has signed a publishing agreement with Otherside Entertainment regarding the game System Shock 3. Starbreeze will invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms.

System Shock 3 – The latest in the series of landmark, award-winning games from Otherside Entertainment is in development under the direction of industry legend Warren Spector and a dream team behind such ground breaking games including the original System Shock & System Shock 2, as well as Thief: The Dark Project and Deus Ex.

“System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG” said Bo Andersson-Klint, Starbreeze CEO. “We’re greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players world wide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector’s team. I’ll be first in line to play”.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Starbreeze for System Shock 3,” said OtherSide’s CEO Paul Neurath. They truly get games and gamers, and have been able to translate that understanding into a robust publishing business, and build thriving gaming communities around their franchises.”

Starbreeze will be able to recoup 120% of its full investment including marketing costs. Starbreeze share of revenues will become 50% after the investment is recouped. Otherside Entertainement will retain 100% of the intellectual property relating to System Shock 3.

System Shock 3 is currently in the early concept stages of development. Fans can go to the game site to receive updates as they become available.

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22. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 16, 2017, 11:57 Zoom
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 02:38:
the new Prey game looks more like a system shock 2 sequel
True. Dead Space was also an SS2 remake, down to many details. Prey looks like a cross between Dead Space and SS2, if that makes sense ?
 
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21. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 12:25 Jerykk
 
Qbex . wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 04:34:
Great, SB already botched one of my beloved classic by making that dogshit Syndicate remake. Now they involved in another of my all time favorite. If only this was time of Riddick's Starbreeze I would be over the moon with the news but now I'm expecting the worst. In fact from what I've read all the talent from former SB went to MachineGames.

Starbreeze isn't developing the game. They're publishing it.
 
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20. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 11:56 Flatline
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 10:55:
Qbex . wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 04:34:
Great, SB already botched one of my beloved classic by making that dogshit Syndicate remake. Now they involved in another of my all time favorite. If only this was time of Riddick's Starbreeze I would be over the moon with the news but now I'm expecting the worst. In fact from what I've read all the talent from former SB went to MachineGames.

System Shock was already a shooter, so it can't go the way of a Syndicate remake ; )

Don't challenge them.

PRESS RELEASE: System Shock 3 to be a Freemium farmville-style mobile app.

Build your Space Station. Get taunted by SHODAN. Head to Head Multiplayer competition. Prepare to be SHOCKED. SYSTEM SHOCK. 3.
 
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19. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 11:56 Xirgu
 
long wait till its here .. we ll see. hope for the best, but ... even if they botch it it will keep the franchise alive.  
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18. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 11:16 Creston
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 03:49:
Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 20:26:
Eh, it sounds like good news.
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Starbreeze will invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms

Sounds like bad news to me...

Not really. Without this influx of cash, the game likely isn't getting made. So then the choice is no new system shock, or a new system shock with the possibility of being good, or the possibility of being consolized trash.

I'd rather at least have the chance at getting a good game.

Everybody whined and complained and moaned about the exact same thing when Deus Ex Human Revolution was announced for multiple platforms. OMG ITS TEH CONSOLIZED GARBIDG TEY SHULD NEVR MAEK ANOTR!!!! And then it turned out to be really, REALLY freaking good.

Warren Spector's on board, and though I've lost some faith in him, I still hope he can recapture the old magic and deliver a fantastic game.
 
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17. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 10:55 Alamar
 
Qbex . wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 04:34:
Great, SB already botched one of my beloved classic by making that dogshit Syndicate remake. Now they involved in another of my all time favorite. If only this was time of Riddick's Starbreeze I would be over the moon with the news but now I'm expecting the worst. In fact from what I've read all the talent from former SB went to MachineGames.

System Shock was already a shooter, so it can't go the way of a Syndicate remake ; )
 
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16. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 10:35 RedEye9
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 23:16:
Apparently I'm one of the few people on this board that has enjoyed a multiplatform game within the last 10 years.
There's elitist pc gamers who don't understand that without consoles we would have very few games to play on our beloved pcs and then there's yourself, consider yourself lucky.
 
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15. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 08:11 NetHead
 
The latest in the series of landmark, award-winning games from Otherside Entertainment

Well then it must be good........psss who are these guys and what games are they talking about.
 
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14. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 04:34 Qbex .
 
Great, SB already botched one of my beloved classic by making that dogshit Syndicate remake. Now they involved in another of my all time favorite. If only this was time of Riddick's Starbreeze I would be over the moon with the news but now I'm expecting the worst. In fact from what I've read all the talent from former SB went to MachineGames.  
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13. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 03:49 Lord Tea
 
Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 20:26:
Eh, it sounds like good news.
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Starbreeze will invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms

Sounds like bad news to me...
 
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12. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 02:38 Agent-Zero
 
the new Prey game looks more like a system shock 2 sequel  
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11. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 02:35 bigspender
 
System Shock 2 was one of the most fun Co-op games I've ever played. And also still one of the best single player games at the time. It has not dated well though. I still remember the first door code to this day lol.

I'm hoping SS3 will provide a similar coop experience where you can upgrade each player in to specific roles.

Had so much fun with 4 players in SS2, we had two weapons specialists (one in heavy weapons, and one in energy weapons) escorting a psi-specialist and a hacker. It allowed us to explore and open every area and container. Really fun.

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10. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 01:29 HorrorScope
 
What console players have been begging for...  
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9. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 01:08 Rilcon
 
Cool.  
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8. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 15, 2017, 00:08 Roachmojo
 
As long as it's not a repeat of Deus Ex: Invisible War, I'm down.  
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7. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 14, 2017, 23:16 Jerykk
 
Apparently I'm one of the few people on this board that has enjoyed a multiplatform game within the last 10 years.  
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6. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 14, 2017, 21:46 Cutter
 
Yeah, so much for SS3.
 
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5. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 14, 2017, 21:27 Fantaz
 
Warren Spector wouldn't allow it  
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4. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 14, 2017, 21:09 Bumpy
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 20:23:
Consolitis = 1

This is pretty much a given. No one designs 2 different proper versions any more.
 
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3. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 14, 2017, 20:39 Tom
 
That $12M comes at a heavy price, if this thing doesn't flop. I hope it's worth it. Got a bad feeling about this.  
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