they are now offering System Shock
, a version of the action/RPG classic updated
by Night Dive Studios, and devoid of DRM, as is the GOG.com way. The changes to
what they are calling the Enhanced Edition include mouse look and support for
widescreen monitors (though not at particularly high resolution), though the
release also includes a classic mode with no changes other than support for
modern computers. There will be a live stream discussing the game
tomorrow at noon EDT.
look at the enhanced version of the game, and here's word, including details on a discount for those
who already own the GOG.com edition of System Shock 2:
On release, System
Shock forever changed the face of action gaming - it ushered an era of
storytelling, choices, and RPG elements - directly influencing all-time classics
like Deus Ex and Bioshock. Today, the legend returns in better shape than ever.
"With System Shock: Enhanced Edition, we're implementing game-changing
improvements, including mouselook, widescreen, and a high resolution display
mode," says Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios. "The classic game has never
been more accessible to a modern audience."
The re-release supports resolutions up to 1024x768 (compared to the original
640x480), and a native 854x480 widescreen mode. Gameplay was also streamlined
with a toggleable mouselook mode, including more intuitive inventory and item
management. Combined with assorted bug-fixes and remappable controls, System
Shock is now truly enhanced.
Some gaming experiences are truly worth preserving. Gamers can also return to
the authentic 90's gameplay with System Shock: Classic - ready for modern
systems, completely unaltered in all other aspects. Both releases are available
in a single package, with a 40% discount for all System Shock 2 owners on
GOG.com - and 20% off for everyone. The discounted offer will last until
Tuesday, September 29, 6:59 AM GMT.