ss2 dev team
What do you think about the announcment of System Shock 3 by EA?
Since the dev team for ss1 and 2 are now part of 2K, and EA own the rights to the System Shock series, how do you think it may turn out considering what they have released game wise so far?
I dont have a lot of faith in EA to be honest,and as others have mentioned,this seems to be nothing more than a cynical ploy to cash in on the success(Discuss!)of Bioshock-To them, it may as well be another dire Harry Potter game.
System Shock 3-The Philosophers Plasmid!(yes,I know SS2 didnt have plasmids..D'oh!)
System Shock must not feature SHODAN. It would ruin her image. A villian is only good coming back once,that is from SS1. Anymore then that we risk making SHODAN a laughing stock and a pretty pitiful villian. KEEP SHODAN OUT!!
And they really better get this right, SS2 is gaming perfection, one foot wrong and it'll lose out on my cash.
I agree with Splicer on this one.
EA could have done a follow up on SS2 a number of years ago. Wasn't until IG mentioned they would do a spiritual successor to SS2 that all of a sudden rumors stared about a SS3 in earnest. If EA does a SS3, it will be a lets see how well BioShock does, then go from there.
I think most of this is rumor on the part of EA trying to draw attention to themselves and away from 2K/IG.
EA never had the time for me when I tried contacting them several years back about a SS3, while on the other hand Ken and IG team took time out of their busy schedule to contact me back. For an old nub like me, that means something!
Someone agrees with me...I think I'm gonna faint! Also,its clear that Ken Levine actually cares about his games and those who play them...EA is just SHODAN!
Last edited by splicer; 05-21-2007 at 06:24 AM.
I to hate EA. i really cant name one of their games i enjoyed.
hmmm... a system shock without SHODAN? tell me if im wrong here but isnt the whole system shock franchise based around SHODAN pretty much going crazy, and you have to stop her?
With a twisted mouth, I agree. Unfortunately, to pull off an effective third chapter that involves SHODAN again would require some literary and interactive feats the likes of which the game development empires and feudal houses of our current time have limited access to.
Originally Posted by ArmedandDangerous
This is pure EA coat tailing, waiting for the success of this game, then resting their laurels on the marketers, hopeing they will rung up enough hype on name alone, so that whatever they feed the fanbase will be praised enough in this day of “nothing under 70% ratings” to warrant marginal sales that fuel the combine factory they’ve achieved.
Then don't do anymore System Shock games if it can't be pulled off. What is with gamers and never letting things die upon a throne of perfection? Thinking they can do otherwise leads to milking and shyting on a franchise's pure name.
Originally Posted by smallsey
Last edited by Raveness; 05-21-2007 at 11:17 PM.
agreed. just let it die.
Originally Posted by Raveness
Would someone please link where it says EA announced SS3. Are we really sure it's "official"?
The only "announcements" that I can find on Google are from summer of 2006, coming from the questionable PC Gamer article reporting on hearsay. But there hasn't been a peep about it since then, afaik. Is there any recent news?
Last edited by demagogue; 05-22-2007 at 09:01 AM.