The third installment of System Shock 3 will "explore Shodan's motivations" according to creator Warren Spector. Polygon writes that the head of the cult classic role-playing series will be coming on to help out with the game's third installment. They also showed off some new concept art, which you can see in the gallery below.
In the first two installments of the game, Shodan was the game's primary antagonist AI hell bent on destroying humanity. Spector says this third title will shed more light on why she wants to...
"In the first two games her plan was to destroy humanity because, with the removal of her ethical constraints by the hacker in the first game, she's going insane. But we never explained why she wants to destroy humanity. So we're going to be exploring the idea of a super intelligence and what would motivate a super intelligent AI."
At the end of System Shock 2, Shodan downloads herself to a survivor Rebecca Sutton, and it would appear that Sutton is still with Shodan in some way for this entry.
"There are a lot of questions that went unanswered in those first two games and we have an obligation to fans to fill in the blanks. For new players I think that will pull them into a compelling narrative."
This is definitely good for a bulk of us who missed out on the first two games. I've heard a lot of hype about these titles lately but have never played the series! No release date set yet for the new title, but hopefully, we see the remaster of the first game soon!