Great news for all System Shock fans, as Warren Spector – father of the first System Shock and Deus Ex – has joined Otherside Entertainment. Warren Spector will work on both Underworld Ascendant and System Shock 3.
As Warren Spector said:
“I’ve loved working with students as Director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy in the University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication. But when the opportunity to have a bigger role in bringing Underworld Ascendant to life, as well as playing in the System Shock universe once again, helping to bring these games to a 21st century audience, I just couldn’t say no. Working on System Shock was one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done in my career and it’s hard to describe how much I’m looking forward to sharing with players what SHODAN has been up to since the last game was released.”
Warren Spector has been advising Otherside on Underworld Ascendant since it was founded. Not only that, but he and Paul Neurath, founder of Otherside Entertainment, have previously worked on the Ultima Underworld games, Thief: The Dark Project, and the original System Shock title.
It will be interesting to see what Warren will bring to the table, and whether System Shock 3 will turn into a modern-day classic.