The System Shock reboot’s new cyberspace is like a trippy Descent

Nightdive Studios has released a video showcasing the System Shock reboot’s reimagined cyberspace. In the game, the player jacks in and transitions into a kind of Descent-style 3D space that involves moving through areas and shooting objects. It’s all pretty trippy – and very cyberpunk.

The video below, from YouTuber Blain Newport, shows off how cyberspace looks in the original System Shock. Of course it looks dated now, but back in the mid-90s, I thought System Shock’s cyberspace an impressive virtual realisation of the cyberspace featured in William Gibson’s genre-defining novel Neuromancer.

Meanwhile, Nightdive has unveiled System Shock’s dismemberment system, which lets you do something you couldn’t do in the original: see inside your enemies.

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