When Nightdive Studios launched a Kickstarter at the end of June for its System Shock remake, its original plan was to only bring it to Xbox One and PC. Now with seven days left, 1,083,526 dollars raised (its goal was $900,000), Nightdive has announced a PS4 release for the game.
A PS4 version wasn’t a stretch goal, but is rather being added as a “thank you” to its backers (and the ton of new backers it will now get).
The Kickstarter update reads:
“When we launched this Kickstarter, supporting PS4 was a possibility, but we hadn’t started talking to Sony just yet about it. We were all focused on wrapping the demo up and prepping the Kickstarter. 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 lotttts of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4! No stretch goal for it. We’re adding it in as a thank you to our backers that put their faith in us.”
The update also went on to mention how PS4 support will complicate things and require more money/time spent, however, the Xbox One and PC versions will still release late 2017, as originally planned.
The game is far enough out that it seems odd that they can’t manage a simultaneous release date across all platforms, especially since they are going to now be receiving a flood of PS4 backers. But at the end of the day, it’s not that important. What is important though — is that I’m going to be playing System Shock again. Life is good.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.