The head of marketing and biz dev at game developer OtherSide Entertainment Walter Somol has insisted that the company is "still here."
It does seem that the marketing and biz dev boss was talking about OtherSide's Boston, Massachusetts headquarters rather than the Austin, Texas-based studio that was working on System Shock 3. Earlier in the year, there were reports that that team had been laid off. Regardless, a number of staff at the Austin developer have left in recent months. OtherSide hasn't filed WARN notices in either Massachusetts or Texas.
"We’re still here. We’re all working remotely right now, probably like most of you," Somol wrote.
"Our new concept is coming along nicely and we are really excited about it. We have cool and we think distinctive art style for it and we have that and gameplay coming together in UE4. I know it’s a tease, but I just can’t really say anything about it at this point.
I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in these unfortunate times. Maybe even gaming more than usual, I know I am."
News that there was trouble with System Shock 3 followed OtherSide buying back the publishing rights to the game from Swedish games firm Starbreeze, with studio co-founder Warren Spector saying there was "plenty of interest" from companies looking to publish the game.