System Shock 3 may be in serious trouble, claiming that many of the game's development teams have left the project and its developer, OtherSide Entertainment.
As VGC found, in the past five months, System Shock 3 seems to have lost its director, design director, and chief programmer, and QA leadership has only a few left.
Another developer told VGC anonymously that the team "was no longer employed by the developer." Among all the more than twelve OtherSide Entertainment staff involved in System Shock 3, they updated their LinkedIn profiles to show that they are no longer working at the company—worryingly, this could be the tip of a larger iceberg.
Although System Shock 3 is a highly anticipated "cult classic" that has been proposed for many years before its official announcement, it has not been easy since it entered development a few years ago. It was originally titled by the Swedish company Starbreeze, but when the company was in financial trouble last February, OtherSide Entertainment began looking for a new publisher of the sequel. Despite "great interest," a year later, the search is still officially underway.
Creative director Warren Spector has stated that the studio has sufficient combat capabilities to continue to develop for a considerable period of time, and even said that the studio may publish itself-but the large loss of personnel does One will be left to question whether this is indeed the case.
Last March, I first saw System Shock 3 at GDC. Since then, the game has no record.
No matter what happens to the sequel, the System Shock remake will remain in active development-completely handled by another studio.