Developer Night Dive Studios in recent history has been coined a unique team on restoring beloved classics. From the re-releases of fan-favorites like Turok, Quake, and even Doom 64, the firm currently endures its biggest project yet with a complete remake for System Shock. Recently, the game studio unveiled a PC port for May is on the way with promises for console ports later on.
At this year’s PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, Rectify Gaming did get a hands-on with the upcoming release. “Purely enticing graphics and rendering captures the layered atmosphere of this deep space novel. […] As for combat – it packs a punch from what we endured,” we wrote from our featured first impressions on the title.
Elsewhere recently, Night Dive Studios & Atari announced the game studio is to face an outright acquisition for €30 million for the team. The deal is said to be for 100 percent of the Vancouver, Washington team in convertible bonds.
“Night Dive’s proven expertise and successful track record in commercializing retro IP is well-aligned with Atari’s strategy and I am confident that their combined talent, technology and IP portfolio will contribute to Atari’s future success,” Atari chairman and CEO Wade Rosen states in his comment from the press release.
“Night Dive and Atari have a long history together and we know that Atari shares our passion for retro games and our focus on producing high-quality new and remastered games that do justice to the original IP. As we look to grow our business and expand our capabilities, we could think of no better long-term partner than Atari,” Night Dive Studios’ founders Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman statement reads.
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Source: Yahoo Finance