System Shock 3

Back in December, Starbreeze suffered a real one-two punch. They had filed for reconstruction and then days later their offices were raided by Swedish authorities over suspicions of insider trading. This was about a month after the release of the ill-received Overkill's The Walking Dead, a mediocre game that never managed to pick up much of a fanbase at any point.

Given the company's issues, a question was raised about whether or not they would still hold on to the publishing rights for System Shock 3. Starbreeze purchased the publishing rights back in 2017 and have partially financed the development of the game.

Fast-forward to the here and now and we're told that developer OtherSide Entertainment are once again the owners of the publishing rights to System Shock 3. This deal also allows Starbreeze to recoup some of the game's development costs.

At present, Starbreeze still retains the publishing rights to Psychonauts 2 and Ten Crowns.

A statement released by System Shock 3 Director Warren Spector should put any fears to rest for System Shock fans.

"We parted ways with Starbreeze (amicably) which means we are in the process of lining up a new publishing partner. Happily, given the pedigree of System Shock and the progress we’ve made so far there’s already a lot of interest.

“Has the situation affected development? Not really. The team is still, as we say, ‘psyched and cranking’ - in other words, continuing as normal. I’m confident we can bring System Shock 3 to market and have it take its place as a leading title in the immersive simulation genre.”