OtherSide Leisure, the studio behind System Shock 3, has issued an replace on the mission which was reportedly on the rocks (by way of VGC).
Earlier this yr, an nameless OtherSide worker revealed that the sport was “critically behind” on its schedule, and confirmed that the staff was “now not employed.” This tallied with what a former group supervisor had mentioned beforehand in regards to the mission, though the corporate itself had not acknowledged the experiences. Troublingly, OtherSide’s social channels haven’t been energetic for a while, and in response to LinkedIn, solely 4 persons are working for the developer in the meanwhile.
@notaxation I work in the identical constructing as that System Shock Three Dev. Sorry to listen to about them shutting down it has been empty for just a little bit. pic.twitter.com/7xHuFY9oNv
— Jay Harrison Worth (@Jharrisonprice) February 18, 2020
Now, OtherSide’s advertising and enterprise growth vice chairman Walter Somol has printed an replace on the studio’s state of affairs. “We’re nonetheless right here,” started Somol. “We’re all working remotely proper now, in all probability like most of you. Our new idea is coming alongside properly and we’re actually enthusiastic about it. We have now [a] cool and we predict distinctive artwork fashion for it and now we have that and gameplay coming collectively in UE4.” He certified that he “simply can’t actually say something about” the studio’s current mission, however added that OtherSide hopes its group are “staying secure and wholesome in these unlucky instances.”
It’s cheering to know that OtherSide hasn’t gone beneath, however the absence of System Shock Three from Somol’s replace has been seen. One other nameless supply on Reddit claims that the sport is “roughly in limbo,” as a result of there may be “no studio growing the sport, however there may be nonetheless a core staff that also exists, however they’re extra like publishers or IP holders at this level.” After all, we aren’t in a position to say for sure till OtherSide gives extra info on System Shock 3. We are going to preserve you within the loop as soon as that occurs.
System Shock Three is on its solution to PC in 2020.