While Bioshock is loved by many, most will agree it's really nothing like the franchise it was loosely based upon, System Shock . It has been nearly a full decade since System Shock 2 released, but 2K Boston's Ken Levine isn't about to pronounce it dead just yet.

Levine spoke to the Videogaming247 blog regarding the possibility of an official third installment in the series that so many PC gamers adored back in the late '90s.

"Would I turn my nose up at another round with Shodan? No. Life is long. Who knows. But right now, certainly, I'm engaged with my employer, Take-Two, who doesn't have ownership of that franchise."

He did add that he "loves Shodan" and "loves the world," which means the idea of System Shock 3 isn't exactly dead. But for now, he's focused on some sort of secret project at Take-Two – which clearly isn't SS3; the "System Shock" name is owned by EA – and 2K Marin continues to bang away at Bioshock 2 . But there will always be die-hard fans of the massively popular and critically acclaimed franchise from yesteryear, and so long as one major team member still likes the idea of "another round with Shodan," we believe the possibility remains.  And of course, if such a project comes about, we fully expect it to be available on the next-gen consoles as well as the PC.

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Wolfmaster
Wolfmaster
12 years ago

It would be so cool if they brought it out for the PS3. I played ss2 1 time and it was fun even if it was on the pc, and I don't like pc games very much.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
12 years ago

I have never played SS2 but have heard nothing but praise from it. Though as everyone says Bioshock is its spiritual succeser and if thats any indication I would be all up for System Shock 3!!

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

I had never heard of system shock before they referenced it with the bio shock development. I have no idea what shodan is either. I really have no idea even what kind of game it is.

infekt
infekt
12 years ago

Didn't GlaDOS' voice remind you of Shodan when you first played Portal?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
12 years ago

System Shock 2 was by far one of the best games that was developed for the PC. It was also one of the scariest and creepiest games around. And that still stands true up to this day. And it was a good mix of survival horror/fps/rpg. I would LOVE to see a part three and have been begging for one. Bioshock was a great game, but as great as that game was, in my opinion, System Shock is stil the better of the two. This article is good news indeed 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

…do I smell a petition? 😉

SHADOW
SHADOW
12 years ago

I'm sure there are already petitions out for this thing, but like the people that have control over these things I care so little I can't be bothered to look.
I've always meant to go check out SS2. I've heard nothing but glowing praise of that game.