System Shock Remake Demo Now Available for Free on PC

By on May 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm. Filed in News under System Shock.

Return to the cyberpunk world of System Shock in the new playable demo of the remaster, available now on PC.

Cyberpunk fans, rejoice! The beloved cyberpunk action-adventure game System Shock is making a comeback thanks to Nightdive Studios. The complete re-release of System Shock will arrive sometime in 2020. However, you won’t have to wait long to get a taste of what’s in store. Today, Nightdive Studios gave us the opportunity to return to Medical Bay in the form of a free demo of their new and improved version of System Shock.

If Nightdive Studios sounds familiar, it’s likely because this isn’t the first System Shock title they’ve remade. After acquiring the necessary rights, Nightdive previously remade System Shock 2 for modern systems several years ago. The re-release version of the sequel launched on in 2013.

The demo for the System Shock remake is available on GOG and Steam. The game retains the classic story and gameplay that players fell in love with when it first released back in 1994. If you would like to see gameplay from the demo, head over to the Shacknews Twitch channel, where Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick hosted a live walkthrough of the demo along with a brief Q&A session.

The System Shock remake is expected to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux sometime in 2020. More System Shock news will be coming in June, so be sure to check back here for further updates.

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System Shock (1994)

You are a hacker. You have attempted to hack into the TriOptimum Corporation Network, and gain unauthorized access to protected files concerning the Space Station Citadel. Unfortunately, your hacking attempts have been detected, and your location is soon tracked. Edward Diego (an executive at TriOptimum Corporation) sees your potential, and is eager to make a deal with you. He will drop all charges against you, if you hack into SHODAN, the artificial intelligence that controls Citadel Station. You will also gain a military grade neuro interface if you are successful. Naturally, you agree to this offer, and Edward Diego gives you Level 1 access to SHODAN. You receive your neuro implant, and undergo a 6-month healing coma.