I am excited by the news but a little apprehensive too, SS2 is my all time favourite game so I would hate to see this messed up in the same way my other beloved franchise from Looking Glass studios was when Thief 4 came out.
The fact that they are calling it System Shock 3 rather than it being a reboot is a good sign and I understand that there are some ex Looking Glass people on the team too.
Well, this popped up in my mailbox this afternoon.....
We’re excited to share with you some new information about System Shock™ 3. We participated in Unity’s GDC 2019 Keynote, where we shared a short teaser video showing off some of the environments of the game. Watch it here:
During the keynote, Warren explained that, similar to the original System Shock 1 & 2 games, System Shock 3 will be a unique combination of first-person shooter, role-playing and survival horror. System Shock 3 takes place in a world where players are alone in a strange and dangerous place, under-powered and unprepared for the challenges posed by a renegade AI called SHODAN...."
There was more about the unity engine and stuff but it's good to see that there's progress coming along with this.