The original System Shock and System Shock 2, launched in 1994 and 1999 respectively, were developed by Looking Glass Technologies and seen as influential titles, with Irrational Games who co-developed the 2nd videogame creating Bioshock as a spiritual successor. With such high regard still continuing there’s been lots of interest in Otherside Entertainment teasing the announcement of the next in the series, System Shock 3. But now it seems the developer maybe looking into support for virtual reality (VR) as well.
The reveal for System Shock 3 happened earlier this month, but now Eurogamer has found Otherside Entertainment is asking fans about VR. On the videogames dedicated site there is a link to sign up for promotions and updates. Following the link brings you to a System Shock Newsletter page, which asks for users details along with a short 6 question survey. The last question simply asking: “On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), please rate your interest in virtual reality gaming?” This may mean nothing, with the studio inquiring for the future. But with VR’s prominence growing, the inclusion on such a short survey strongly hints at possible support.
Otherside Entertainment was founded in 2014 by Paul Neurath, who was co-founder of Blue Sky Productions that then became Looking Glass. The studio is currently making Underworld Ascendant, after running a successful Kickstarter campaign. The title is a successor to the Ultima Underworld games.
VRFocus will continue to follow any new updates from the studio on support for VR, reporting back with latest announcements.