System Shock 2 is Finally Getting a Re-Release on GOG
GUYS! GUYS! It’s finally happening! System Shock 2 is getting a digital re-release, updated to run on modern PCs.
While plenty of other games from the late ’90s to early ’00s time have gone out of distribution due to publisher negligence, or the fact that they sucked and no one wanted them then let alone now, but System Shock 2 is different.
It would have made sense to release such a well respected game back when Bioshock hit it big, but they couldn’t, as the game was owned by EA, but the name was owned by the developers, who when bankrupt, so it was stuck with some insurance company who repo’d their shit.
Well, at long last, some guys no one had heard of until yesterday found a way to get the rat’s nest of legal issues with the game sorted out, make a few tweaks to get the game running smoothly on Windows 7 and 8, and release the game on digital distributor of note GOG.com.
In usual GOG fashion the game will be DRM-free and include a bundle of bonus items, including the soundtrack, an interview with Ken Levine, the game’s original pitch document and more for the completely reasonable price of $9.99.
It launches at GOG’s usual release time of whatever the hell the equivalent of 5:00 a.m. US Central time is where you live.