Have you been waiting patiently for System Shock 3? Well, the wait may have just been made longer, as it’s being reported that the development team behind the anticipated sequel is “no longer employed”.
A user by the name of Kin Corn Karn on the RPGcodex forums has stated that not only is the development behind System Shock 3 critically behind schedule, now apparently the entire team has been let go. Kin Corn Karn did say that they were a former OtherSide Entertainment employee, but these claims couldn’t be verified.
“The only reason I’m posting is because I saw so much confusion about the state of the company and the project. I thought some first-person information would be welcome. I never suggested we were halfway done, core systems are a great foundation for a game but most of the work is content development which we were critically behind in, both in real assets and in tool support for an efficient pipeline,” Kin wrote.
Kin then went on to speculate what could have been, had they been given realistic expectations:
“Those high expectations drove a lot of expensive experimentation. We were a small team and knew we couldn’t compete with current immersive sims in production quality and breadth, so we had to be creative and clever and weird. And we were on our way to make something unique and possibly fun, but probably not what the audience was hungry for.”
Kin was reluctant to add more, as they mentioned a non-disclosure agreement that they didn’t want to violate.
What do you think of the rumors of the team behind System Shock 3 being let go? Suffice to say if this is true, we most likely won’t be seeing this game at all. Let us know what you think in the comments below, and stay social by following us on Twitter.