Starbreeze has decided to return the publishing rights of System Shock 3 back to OtherSide Entertainment, as confirmed by a press release on Starbreeze's site in which we find out that the Swedish developer has since come to an agreement with the original titleholder, meaning full rights have been transferred back.
Starbreeze acquired the rights to System Shock 3 back in 2017, where they announced they would be placing a hefty $12 million USD in its development. When commenting on the matter Starbreeze acting CEO Mikael Nermark said:
"I believe this is the best solution for us, although it is sad that we cannot complete the project with OtherSide. System Shock is a fantastic title developed in cooperation with the industry legend Warren Spector and I am looking forward to seeing the game released".
System Shock 3 will be the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed System Shock 2 which released in August 1999. The franchise is designed to be a first-person action role-playing survival horror video game for PC, although unlike the third installment to the series, System Shock 2 was developed by Ken Levine and co-developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios, which itself became OtherSide entertainment in 2013.
Back in December Starbreeze filed for reconstruction, being raided in the same month due to suspicions of insider trading. This was then made worse when a leaked email from former CEO Bo Andersson claimed that a lack of care was responsible for the underwhelming results of Overkill's The Walking Dead.
Back then we speculated what would happen to System Shock 3, and now we know. Are you excited for System Shock 3 regardless?
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