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Starbreeze signs System Shock 3

Swedish publisher investing $12 million, will take 50% of revenues after recouping money while Otherside Entertainment retains all IP

Starbreeze is stocking up on long-awaited sequels to cult favorites. The company today announced that it will be publishing Otherside Entertainment's upcoming System Shock 3, following up last month's news that it would do the same for Psychonauts 2.

Under the terms of the agreement, Starbreeze will commit $12 million to bringing System Shock 3 to PC and other platforms. After it recoups 120% of its investment (including marketing costs), the company will receive 50% of further revenues, while Otherside retains the game's intellectual property in its entirety.

That's a little bit different that the situation with Psychonauts 2, which is seeing Starbreeze invest $8 million into the game. However, Starbreeze will have to wait for those who invested in the Double Fine game on the Fig crowdfunding platform to receive their revenue share before it collects its 85% of revenues, dropping to 60% after the initial investment has been recouped.

"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. "We're greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players worldwide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector's team."

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