System Shock 3 Development Is Now Being Aided By Tencent

OtherSide Entertainment announced that Tencent will be supporting the development of System Shock 3. The studio stated that due to its small size it became difficult to carry the project on its own, and it looks forward to Tencent's experience to elevate the upcoming title.

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Through an update on its website and twitter, OtherSide Entertainment announced that Tencent would be assisting in the future development of System Shock 3.  The updates offered that the small size of the indie studio was limiting its ability to properly develop the highly-anticipated sequel.

System Shock 3 has been in development for nearly five years and hasn’t been without its share of issues along the way. The game has had troubles with publishers, including the financially distraught Starbreeze.   In February 2019 Starbreeze had to drop OtherSide Entertainment, who then was made to recoup any investment costs that had been given to System Shock 3‘s development. 

Back in February of this year, System Shock 3 was thought to have been canned after several studio layoffs; however,  last month the company reported that it is still moving forward with development for the title

Tencent is a Chinese technology conglomerate that has stakes in several large gaming companies, most notably Riot Games and Epic Games. It’s unclear how much or what kind of assistance Tencent will be providing in System Shock 3‘s development as of now. 

Earlier in the week, VGC found that ownership of the System Shock 3 and websites had been transferred to Tencent.   


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