There's a new and final demo available now for System Shock, Nightdive's remake of the immersive sim classic. There's also a new trailer, as the game gears up for a planned release this summer.
A Kickstarter update lays out some of the new content in the demo versus the one released in May last year. They're substantial, including a cyberspace level, the ability to save, adjustable difficulty, and voice acting for SHODAN, the game's beloved villainous AI you can hear in the trailer above.
Nightdive have had a bumpy time in developing the System Shock remake, as the project initially grew in ambition and ended up being rebooted. In some ways though, 2021 feels like a good year for it to come out. No, not because we can all relate to being trapped in a small space while a virus runs rampant, but because there's seemingly little else happening with the immersive sim genre at the moment. Dishonored, Deus Ex, Thief and Prey all lie fallow, and Deathloop - Arkane's announced in-development game - looks like a different sort of thing.
System Shock was kickstarted back during what felt like a resurgence of the genre, and now it's being released when the genre is again resting. I hope it's good.