OtherSide Entertainment, the folks working on Underworld Ascendant and System Shock 3, have been joined by legendary and veteran game developer Warren Spector.
Spector has left his position at the University of Texas at Austin to join OtherSide Entertainment, full-time, as studio director.
“I’ve loved working with students as Director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy in the University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication,” Spector said in a statement.
“But when the opportunity to have a bigger role in bringing Underworld Ascendant to life, as well as playing in the System Shock universe once again, helping to bring these games to a 21st century audience, I just couldn’t say no. Working on System Shock was one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done in my career and it’s hard to describe how much I’m looking forward to sharing with players what SHODAN has been up to since the last game was released.”
It’s worth mentioning that Spector has been working with OtherSide since the beginning as creative advisor, however he has worked with OtherSide founder Paul Neurath on the Ultima Underworld games, Thief: The Dark Project, and of course, the original System Shock.