System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition dev shows off VR support in new video

Marilyn Dubinski Euro Gamer

Through the Looking Glass.

Nightdive Studios’ upcoming enhanced edition of seminal sci-fi adventure System Shock 2 might be a little more ambitious than initially expected, with the developer now teasing VR support for the game in a new tweet.

System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition was initially announced back in 2019, and while Nightdive wasn’t particularly forthcoming regarding the specific enhancements fans could expect on its release, the developer did confirm the game would include improvements to co-op play and employ the same engine used to create its enhanced version of System Shock 1 – which added the likes of 4K support, achievements, and improved controls.

Little has been seen of the project since that initial unveiling, leaving fans to ponder its progress, but now System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition has resurfaced in a new tweet from Nightdive, with the developer revealing a surprise new feature in the form of VR support.

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A video included with the tweet shows a member of the development team interacting with System Shock 2’s environments – brandishing a wrench to smash objects and to bludgeon a monkey – using a Valve Index controller.

System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition, which doesn’t yet have a release date, isn’t the only System Shock project currently in the works, of course; development continues on Nightdive’s long-awaited remake of System Shock 1, and a third entry in the series is currently under the wing of Tencent following drama involving original developer OtherSide Entertainment last year.