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Thread: System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition

  1. #51
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Land of the crazy
    Sadly, it seems so. No news since Tencent purchased the rights last May. I thought I might have missed something.

    I just assumed Tencent was either going to continue the project or start a new one, because of the way they swooped in so quickly to buy the rights from Otherside. But they might have jumped at the opportunity to buy the rights at a fire sale price, with no plans to do anything with it right away. Kind of an investment.

  2. #52
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    I guess I'm not clear what rights they bought or how it has any value to them if they don't develop a System Shock 3. Stephen Kick made it clear after the Tencent announcement that the System Shock IP and franchise is still owned by Nightdive. Did Tencent really "buy" the rights to publish just "System Shock 3" and then cancel development so they have nothing to publish? Huh?

  3. #53
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Land of the crazy
    They bought the rights to publish System Shock 3, or perhaps more generally the rights to publish a new System Shock game. I didn't read anything about them buying any of Otherside's IP. They didn't cancel development, Otherside had already done that.

    I guess I expected one of two things would happen:
    (a) Having secured a publisher and (presumably) new funding, Otherside would hire the team back and restart development
    (b) Tencent would start a new project with another studio

    The third possibility, which I didn't really consider at the time, was that Tencent would buy the rights and put them on the shelf for another time. Perhaps they have a studio in mind and are waiting for another project to finish before the team they want can work on SS3.

  4. #54
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Georgia, USA
    Wow, did this thread go way off topic.... Let's bring it back. Any updates on SS2EE since Feb.?

  5. #55
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    few updated AI models were shown, apart from that, nothing really. about 6 weeks left until the summer ends, I don't think they are going to make the original release date.

  6. #56
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Remastered Rumbler.

    source


    Is this higher quality than the stuff in the community enhancement mod packs?

  7. #57
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    definitely better than the Rebirth rumbler, but they just can't seem to get the textures right. also the face remnant seems to be male, and I'm like, 51% sure the vanilla model has a female face.

  8. #58
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Looking at all the Night Dive remade models side by side, it's apparent that whoever's doing the new textures really likes pastels.

    Easily fixable though. Just tweak the levels and saturation a bit:



    The best excuse I can think of for the low contrast textures is that maybe they'll be normal mapped, which would supply the missing contrast when lit in-game. But that's a stretch.
    Last edited by ZylonBane; 1st Oct 2021 at 11:40.

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