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The original System Shock from 1994 is being remade and was featured at Gamescom.  All we know is the current remake is coming soon.  For those with access to Steam, you can download a demo of the remake now. Also available is a classic and enhanced edition which launched in 2015.  You can also purchase System Shock 2.  However with all the news of the franchise returning, what about the previously announced System Shock 3?

System Shock 3 was announced originally back in early December 2015. It was announced with a teaser countdown and after that reveal, nothing much has been stated ever since.  Even with the original game remake on the way, talk of the third game has been incredibly scarce. This may be due to the original remake not being released yet who knows hopefully we will get more news of the third entry then. We know the remake is coming soon as this was confirmed by the game’s Producer Daniel Grayshon and Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development at Nightdive Studios at Gamescon when interviewed.

System Shock 3 And Potential IP Rights Issues

Nightdive Studios own the rights to the first game, which is why they are able to remake the original. However the rest of the franchise is a slightly different story as they may have rights to the sequel from 1999 but the third game is out of their hands, This was confirmed to VGC by Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick.

When we originally acquired the rights to the franchise, we licensed the rights for the third game to Warren and Paul [Neurath] at Otherside. They then subsequently sold their rights to Tencent.

So Tencent currently has the rights to the third game, and we have the rights to do the remake of the first game and potentially a remake of the second game. That’s pretty much where it stands right now.

So as we can see the third game may or may not happen regardless of the success of the remake.  However, it seems a remake for the second game is doable.  Fans can hope that the franchise sells well enough to get the third game back on track.

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