System Shock 3 SHODAN
SHODAN in artwork for System Shock 3. Otherside Entertainment

System Shock 3 has been officially revealed by Otherside Entertainment with the launch of a teaser site starring the series' villainous human-hating AI SHODAN (which stands for Sentient Hyper-Optimised Data Access Network), who tells fans: "Did you think I'd forgotten you... Insect."

The page features only that shot snippet of dialogue, artwork for SHODAN from concept artist Robb Waters and a link to sign-up to the newsletter after filling out a short survey. Sixteen people who fill out the questionnaire will be selected at random to win a print of Waters' art.

Users are asked in the survey whether they played either of the first System Shock games – released in 1994 and 1999 – what their preferred platform is between PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and "Other" and how interested they are in virtual reality gaming on a 1-10 scale.

So it appears Otherside Entertainment has not yet fully committed to what platforms it will bring the sequel to (though PC is almost certain) and that it might utilise virtual reality in some way too. There has been nothing yet to indicate that System Shock 3 will be heading to a crowd-funding platform to get off the ground.

Otherside Entertainment was founded by Paul Neurath, who once worked at Looking Glass Studios and aided in the development of System Shock 2. The studio states on its own site that they are "a brand new game studio focused on rebooting classic game franchises."

No information regarding a release date or release window was offered.

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