System Shock 2, Daikatana Hit GOG
Good Old Games today announced that they are now selling a digital download version of System Shock 2 and Daikatana.
Speaking with RPS, Guillaume Rambourg of GOG.com and Stephen Kick of Night Dive, who secured the rights and worked on the release of System Shock 2, explained how they acquired the rights to the game and what this digital version will include.
Kick explained that System Shock 2′s rights are “still held in a very complicated tangle” between the defunct developer Looking Glass Studios, publisher EA, and Meadowbrook Insurance Group, the entity that acquired the assets of Looking Glass Studios on their closure. Kick said:
“The short version is that negotiations began in October of last year. I pitched the rights-holder with the focus being on the digital distribution of System Shock 2 and–as much to my surprise as anyone’s, possibly–here we are today.”
As for extras that will be included wit the GOG download, we can expect “a fantastic archive of System Shock 2 assets.” Rambourg said:
“With the help of Stephen, we’ve pulled out all of the stops to make this a virtual collector’s edition. In addition to the soundtrack, the GOG.com version of the game will have concept art, maps of the Von Braun, a interview with Ken Levine, the first pitch document, and much more.”
Do you plan on buying System Shock 2 (again)?