Nightdive Studios has announced that its remake of System Shock will come to PS4 alongside previously confirmed Xbox One and PC versions.
News came by way of a Kickstarter update posted by Nightdive developer Jason Fader (via GameSpot). He explained that the team was always vaguely interested in putting the game on PS4, but had to get a few other tasks off their plate before they could give the matter serious thought.
"We already had strong contacts at Microsoft from prior projects, so supporting Xbox One was less of an unknown. After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about making that happen. After a few weeks and lots of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4."
Fader proudly announced that a PS4 version of System Shock will not be locked behind a stretch goal. Its existence is a thank-you to fans who have responded so enthusiastically to the company's Kickstarter campaign.
Even a superlative like "overwhelming" in regards to fan support may be an understatement. Nightdive's Kickstarter has raised over $1 million, and there's still a week left to go. System Shock will be a full remake of the 1994 original, an FPS/RPG hybrid that puts players in the shoes of a hacker trying to thwart the plans of a rogue AI named SHODAN, also the antagonist of the remake.
"Supporting more platforms will cost us more time/money since ensuring a game functions smoothly and relatively bug-free is different from platform to platform. The more we’re able to raise, the better the game will be. Please tell your friends about us, share this news about the PS4 support, and help us make the amazing game you all want."
Fader published an announcement concerning the PS4 version to PlayStation Blog as well, where he confirmed that System Shock is still slated for release in the first quarter of 2018.