We might be waiting a fair bit longer for the previously-teased System Shock 2 VR.
Developer Nightdive tempered expectations for an imminent update on the VR port in a recent Kickstarter FAQ update. “With regards to SS2:VR, it is understandably a lower priority for us right now, and being built on top of [System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition] means that the version must take precedence. We’re really excited to share more about SS2:VR when the time is right.”
System Shock 2 VR’s Timeline
Our Notifications: “Is System Shock 2 EE still a thing?”
— Nightdive Studios (@NightdiveStudio) January 10, 2021
The Enhanced Edition is being released in addition to the complete remake for the original System Shock, so there’s a lot going on at Nightdive right now. The developer plans to release both around the same time, with the remake currently in the polishing stages, though there’s still not a full release window. It sounds like we won’t see the VR version until both of those are out the door, then.
System Shock 2 VR was first revealed in early 2021, with Nightdive revealing it will bring the entire game into PC VR headsets, complete with motion controls and support for co-op and cross-play with the Enhanced Edition. We’ve only seen a few small snippets of gameplay but, considering this is one of the most popular PC games of all time, we have high hopes for the port.
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