Starbreeze announced yesterday that it would be publishing the long-awaited System Shock 3 on the PC and other platforms.
Otherside Entertainment is developing the title and will retain all rights to the franchise as part of the deal. Starbreeze's involvement is purely monetary, with the terms of agreement seeing them commit $12m to bringing System Shock 3 to market. They'll then reclaim 120% of their investment — which will include marketing costs — and then continue to claim 50% of further revenues after that point.
This deal is very different to the one Starbreeze signed with Psychonauts 2, another long-awaited sequel, that Starbreeze announced they'd be publishing last month.
"System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG," Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson-Klint said in a press release.
"We're greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players worldwide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector's team."