When System Shock 3 was revealed back in December, the folks at Otherside Entertainment wasted no time in revealing some of the talent both in-game and behind the scenes. But the studio isn't done adding to its ranks yet, revealing that original System Shock producer Warren Spector would be joining the System Shock 3 team.
In addition to his role on the first System Shock, Spector is remembered for his work on the early days of the Deux Ex series, the Ultima series, and Thief: Deadly Shadows. His last work was with the defunct Junction Point Studios on the Epic Mickey series. Spector will be acting as Studio Director and leading the charge on System Shock 3, while continuing his current duties as creative consultant for the upcoming Ultima Underworld spiritual successor, Underworld Ascendant.
"I've loved working with students as Director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy in the University of Texas' Moody College of Communication," Spector said via press release. "But when the opportunity to have a bigger role in bringing Underworld Ascendant to life, as well as playing in the System Shock universe once again, helping to bring these games to a 21st century audience, I just couldn’t say no. Working on System Shock was one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done in my career and it’s hard to describe how much I'm looking forward to sharing with players what SHODAN has been up to since the last game was released."
No release window has been given for System Shock 3, but Otherside notes that development efforts are expected to accelerate with Spector at the helm.