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System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition will have fully-playable VR Mode

Published: 18:42, 13 February 2021
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Structural damage in System Shock.
Glowy blue flames probably means bad.

Nightdive Studios are working on a fully-fleshed VR mode for their long-awaited horror title System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, according to latest reports.

It looks like we will get to experience System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition in VR. The game is getting a fully playable VR mode according to IGN who reveal that Nightdive Studios is working on the fully-fleshed VR mode complete with its own VR-focused development team.

The development team have already teased the VR mode before via their official Twitter account when they shared a photo of Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick using a VR controller to play System Shock 2. As expected, many fans got excited by this tease so the development team had to share more details about the mode.

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In the interview with IGN, Stephen Kick revealed that the team had the opportunity to create a standalone VR version for the game so they hired an expert for that task. 

"During the process of reverse-engineering the missing libraries for System Shock 2, we had an opportunity to play around with the idea of creating a standalone VR version," says Kick in the interview. "And so we brought on an [VR] expert to look about the cod and give us a brief idea of what kind of things we could do."

System Shock Remake gallery

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The remake of System Shock by Night Dive Studios gallery with concept art

The team has also been studying other VR games such as Valve's Half-Life Alyx in order to bring a high-quality VR experience to their sci-fi horror. Hopefully, they will manage to do that. 

System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition VR mode is currently in early stages of development and won't launch with the game, which still does not have a release date.

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