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System Shock is a faithful reboot of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. 

Remember Citadel.
System Shock is a faithful reboot of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. Remember Citadel.
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      Mirko Sainz on

      Awesome decision! Imo Unity is oookay but UE4 is far better. Not just the visuals but also the hardware requirements. Tbh I was hoping for this announcement. Thumbs up. Interesting that you considered Lumberyard too but Crytek engines have never been a good for consoles. Not enough optimization.

    2. Xi The 11th Weapon

      Small "Missed opportunity" at the end of the trailer yiu could have had the B In backer "Corrupt" into a H for "hacker"

    3. Adam Fairbrother on

      Oh good, Unreal engine now. Well bye bye to the Linux port I guess.

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      Shmerl on

      Switch to Unreal sounds good, but as long as it doesn't impact the Linux version negatively. For instance, Everspace struggle to release the Linux version until now, and they are bugged by shader translation issues in Unreal. Did you encounter anything of the sort?

      Also, do you plan to release the updated demo using Unreal engine? And it woud be interesting, if you could use Vulkan in UE, though some features there like proper Linux support for Vulkan, deferred rendering and SM5 engine features for it are still WIP, but they should arrive this year.

    5. Craig Dinwoodie on

      Just watched the video, and IMHO, it looks much better. I think it's a great new direction. One of the biggest complaints I had about the Unity engine (but kept it to myself) was that everything just seemed way too shiny/glossy. It never felt quite right playing through the demo. Getting things more muted and matte fits the overall atmosphere better. Speaking of, are we going to be getting access to a demo in the new engine after a bit?

    6. Matthew Coussell on

      It looks absolutely incredible, very well done! Will the engine change mean more potential with regards to AI complexity and behaviour?

    7. Jordan Joestar on

      The demo with Unity was really nice.
      I'm not disappointed but what I saw with Unity was good.
      Chance the engine is good? Or is a bad idea? We will see.

    8. João Eiras on

      Unreal Engine, great choice !

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      Jaramide on

      Looks like I'm in the minority here but looking at the old pre-alpha demo and this video side by side I really don't like the change to Unreal 4.
      The Unreal engine makes everything look like plastic and well, for lack of a better word, Unreal. As in not really there, where the old demo in Unity had a more gritty and physical feeling to it.
      Oh well, as I said, I'm in the minority but I can't help but feel dissapointed with this change.

    10. Daniel Liu

      I am assuming that there will be a BackerKit invite forthcoming?

    11. Fiel Veredus on

      Unreal4 version looks really nice. Thank you for the team effort to listen and shift the engine early. :)

    12. Andrew Gibbons on

      Unreal is definitely solid choice, great graphics engine, also VR support is aparently excellent.

    13. Nevertheless on

      Thanks! Video looks great by the way!

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      Adam Eberbach on

      If you can add console support without impacting Linux and Mac release, and without dumbing down the control scheme to cater for console I salute you. But you might enter the history of gaming as the first to do so. Great intentions but it's really hard not to be skeptical.

    15. Jason Fader Collaborator on

      Hey everyone, I'll try to answer some questions real quick before I pass out (this was A LOT of work recently).

      Mac/Linux support is not in question at all. If you go to you'll see the Linux and OSX icon happily next to the other platforms. Still planning a simultaneous launch.

      Can't answer much about Turok stuff. That's a different team, but you can post on the Nightdive Turok forums for an answer from them.

    16. Nevertheless on

      Will the engine change have any influence on Linux support ? And now that I got you answering questions. Does Turok 2 support Linux ? :-)

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      Kurt Kohle on

      Unreal footage! ;) ;)

      For real though, the engine looks much better than Unity. Can't wait to see how it progresses.

    18. Spellbind Studios on

      And now the status of Mac support is ......

    19. Bryan Kwiatkowski on

      This looks AMAZING!!!!

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      sergk on

      Console ports are important, but should we be concerned about the Linux port now? Lots of backers did support this complain specifically for SteamOS/Linux.

    21. Scolex on

      Promising! Any idea when beta's coming?

    22. Peter Eriksson on

      Please don't pitch her voice to high so she's sounds like a smurf

    23. EduB on

      Oh, shiny frozen things...