System Shock and Ultima Developer Warren Spector Creates a New Game

Warren Spector, the developer best known for Deus Ex, System Shock, and Ultima, has announced a new project with his studio OtherSide Entertainment.

Spector is working on a new immersive and narrative IP where player choice will directly impact the story.

In a press release, Spector said, “It’s great to be working with a talented team on a new title and new IP. Fans of my work already know what to expect: an immersive world and engaging storytelling. that players will have a direct impact through their choices and styles of play.

OtherSide is hiring a number of new employees to work on the game and has promised more information on that soon.

System Shock 3 is also currently in development at OtherSide but appears to have had a turbulent production so far. It was announced over six years ago and development has reportedly been taken over by Nightdive Studios after OtherSide fell “critically behind schedule”.

OtherSide’s website still states that it is working on System Shock 3, but announced in May 2020 that production of the game had also moved to Tencent.

Underworld Ascendant is the studio’s latest game, though IGN called it “awful” in our 3/10 review. We said it was “just broken. What little role-playing fun there might have been is taken off the table by technical lapses, a save system that feels like cruel and unusual punishment, and a story fade that takes place in equally repetitive environments.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale.

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