System Shock 3 has been a very long time coming, and after Starbreeze Studios, the publishing company behind Payday 2, announced that they'd work on helping the developer, OtherSide Entertainment, get the game out the door, everyone was rather optimistic.
Nowadays, Starbreeze isn't doing all that well, and OtherSide released Underworld Ascendant to critique that ought best be described as - mixed. That said, Starbreeze has now sold the publishing rights for System Shock 3 to OtherSide.
Starbreeze purchased the publishing rights for System Shock 3 in 2017, which resulted in them partially financing the development of the game in the months following the transfer. However, various troubles beset the publisher afterwards, and now they've decided to get rid of the IP entirely.
"I believe this is the best solution for us, although it is sad that we cannot complete the project with OtherSide," said acting CEO of Starbreeze, 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."
What this means is that OtherSide will move to get System Shock 3 done by themselves, while Starbreeze focus on publishing Psychonauts 2 and Ten Crowns. Let us wish all the best to both companies, moving forward.