Starbreeze has signed a publishing agreement with Otherside Entertainment regarding the game System Shock 3. Starbreeze will invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms.
System Shock 3 is in development under the direction of industry legend Warren Spector and a dream team behind such ground breaking games including the original System Shock & System Shock 2 , as well as Thief: The Dark Project and Deus Ex.
Bo Andersson-Klint, Starbreeze CEO, said:
“System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG. We’re greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players world wide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector’s team. I’ll be first in line to play.”OtherSide’s CEO Paul Neurath added:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Starbreeze for System Shock 3. They truly get games and gamers, and have been able to translate that understanding into a robust publishing business, and build thriving gaming communities around their franchises.”Starbreeze will be able to recoup 120% of its full investment including marketing costs. Otherside Entertainement will retain 100% of the intellectual property relating to System Shock 3.
System Shock 3 is currently in the early concept stages of development, so it will take a while until we hear – or even see – more about it!