Good news, insects: there’s a System Shock Remastered demo ready to play right now
Developed by Nightdive Studios, System Shock Remastered is the original 90s experience updated for modern audiences. It’s not a reboot or a reimagining, so fans can expect the same story and gameplay.
For the uninitiated, System Shock takes place in 2072 and you play as a notorious, but nameless, hacker who is caught trying to steal files from the TriOptimum Corporation.
To avoid criminal charges you take a deal from a dodgy executive, hack SHODAN (the corporation’s space station AI) and get a military-grade neural implant for your trouble.
As part of the implant surgery, you are put into a six-month coma to heal - and wake up to find the space station overrun with cyborgs, hostile robots and mutants - all serving SHODAN’s severely misanthropic will.
The full game is set to be released some time this year. You can also look forward to a remastered version of System Shock 2 from the same studio.