S.H.O.D.A.N. Shown in New System Shock 3 Teaser

System Shock 3 Gets a New Teaser But Still No Release Date

A new teaser for System Shock 3 was revealed at GDC 2019 on Monday and gave some brief glimpses at the beloved (but murderous) A.I. program S.H.O.D.A.N. Go ahead and check it out in the YouTube video posted below.

Unfortunately, the teaser didn’t reveal a release date or window and, given that the teaser shows pre-alpha footage, it seems like the cyberpunk RPG won’t be launching anytime soon. There’s also the fact that the game’s developers at OtherSide Entertainment are currently looking for a publisher after announcing a split from Starbreeze in February.

System Shock 3 takes place sometime after the second game’s end twist which involved S.H.O.D.A.N. downloading itself into a human woman.

According to OtherSide Austin studio director Warren Spector, the devious A.I. program is going to be “at the center” of System Shock 3.

“In System Shock 3 I want to explore Shodan’s motivations,” Spector told Polygon back in 2016. “In the first two games her plan was to destroy humanity because, with the removal of her ethical constraints by the hacker in the first game, she’s going insane. But we never explained why she wants to destroy humanity. So we’re going to be exploring the idea of a super intelligence and what would motivate a super intelligent AI.”

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