With a week left in its crowdfunding campaign, developer Nightdive Studios’ remake of System Shock is coming to PlayStation 4 in addition to Windows and Xbox One.
“When we launched this Kickstarter, supporting PS4 was a possibility, but we hadn’t started talking to Sony just yet about it. We were all focused on wrapping the demo up and prepping the Kickstarter. We already had strong contacts at Microsoft from prior projects, so supporting Xbox One was less of an unknown.
“After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about making that happen. After a few weeks and lots of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4!
“We’re adding it in as a thank-you to our backers that put their faith in us.”
-Jason Fader, System Shock director
Nightdive is hoping this helps drive more money to the crowdfunding campaign, which has raised $1.08 million as of July 20 with a week to go. Remaining stretch goals include additional locations, an expanded narrative, a full orchestral score, more death cinematics, and other features.
“Supporting more platforms will cost us more time/money since ensuring a game functions smoothly and relatively bug-free is different from platform to platform. The more we’re able to raise, the better the game will be.”
According to Fader, the game will come to PS4 “around Q1 2018.” A free demo is available now on PC.