Starbreeze sells System Shock 3 rights back to developer OtherSide Entertainment

Poor financial quarter results in loss of sequel publishing deal

Developer/publisher Starbreeze has given up the publishing rights to sci-fi sequel System Shock 3, selling the contract back to the game’s developer, OtherSide Entertainment.

The news comes at the end of a very rough period for Starbreeze, which includes some in-house controversy and the disastrous launch of co-op shooter Overkill’s The Walking Dead. It is believed that Starbreeze had planned to invest millions of dollars into System Shock 3 when they picked up the publishing rights back in 2017. It is stated that Starbreeze’ investment to date will be reimbursed as part of the new sale.

I believe this is the best solution for us, although it is sad that we cannot complete the project with OtherSide,” said Starbreeze Acting CEO Mikael Nermark. “System Shock 3 is a fantastic title developed in cooperation with the industry legend Warren Spector and I am looking forward to seeing the game released”.

System Shock 3 is currently in development at OtherSide Entertainment.

Starbreeze sells back System Shock 3 publishing rights [Official]

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