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EDIT: And the original System Shock! (Makes sense.)

Jay Gibbs: "I know you probably get this a lot, but is there anything you can say on getting the rights to the original System Shock?"
Night Dive: "We're definitely working on it!"

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I find this kind of exciting. (Sorry if this was already posted somewhere already) Naturally you all remember how Night Dive really helped bring System Shock 2 to GOG. Well it appears they're currently working trying to find the No One Lives Forever rights (at least according to the Facebook page), and suggested that Homeworld will show up here sometime this year.

1. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/04/09/no-one-lives-forever-rights-nowhere-to-be-found/

https://www.facebook.com/NightDiveStudios?fref=ts
In response to RPS title, "We have a pretty good idea of where the rights are..." and "We are hot on the trail!"

2. Our own Barry Woodward posted a list of requests on their page, and their response was: "That's a pretty tall order, but we're working on it! Unfortunately, Homeworld won't be released through Night Dive Studios, but don't be surprised to see it appearing later this year..."

If you have a Facebook profile, perhaps take a second to show support for this and finding other forgotten classics. I personally thanked them for establishing a strong relationship with GOG.com, because of course even though classics like SS2 can certainly show up on Steam, GG, etc., I prefer this place as my home for my good old games. :) (And the fantastic bonus material certainly helps add value; here's hoping the NOLF and Homeworld soundtracks appear! [at least whatever can be easily licensed, like the atmospheric music.)

Naturally I'm biased, but I liked the /temporary/ exclusivity that SS2 had, and hope that titles like Steam's Duke 3D expansions, AoE2 original, X-Com, etc. eventually come here.

Game music (there may be more than in these playlists):

NOLF: *http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL65EF24BE0FAEA36C
Homeworld: *http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9C33AF8219453C82
*http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD0D2EBCAC686A04A
*http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2BF597D4E13BBA8A
(ambient) *http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF7C3C01C0E3E14A6
System Shock: *http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98D785CC7AB4E049
Post edited April 14, 2013 by tfishell
Cheers. Good news. It would be nice to get NOLF again.
Either of the NOLF games would be an instabuy for me. Contract J.A.C.K... not so much.
Night Dive facebook is blowing up about NOLF so i can absolutely see this happening, they have a great reputation for getting games back on the "digital" shelves!
Post edited April 12, 2013 by Starkrun
Interesting news. And I wonder what they know about Homeworld, considering the auction is ongoing. At least Trent Oster is out of the running, which I consider a good thing if only because I was afraid he would have kept it a Beamdog exclusive.
NDS got off to a great start with SS2. If they can get NOLF and/or Homeworld, that'd be really cool.
Excellent news! Here's hoping they can get it done and get these titles on GOG.
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mondo84: NDS got off to a great start with SS2. If they can get NOLF and/or Homeworld, that'd be really cool.
Very true. I figured they'd be the ones to dig up NOLF and bring it here, after all they did get System Shock 2. Though I'd rather have NOLF2 here to be honest.
NOLF would be an awesome addition, but have they said anything about System Shock 1?
I know there were other articles/threads about the NOLF rights being in limbo and Activision not knowing their status, but I have a question. NOLF was published by Fox Interactive, whereas NOLF 2 was published by Sierra. Had Activision ever gotten the rights to the first game as well? Or just the second for publishing?

I'm curious because it seems like each NOLF game will have different challenges in securing the rights, if they aren't held by the same people/companies.
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mondo84: I know there were other articles/threads about the NOLF rights being in limbo and Activision not knowing their status, but I have a question. NOLF was published by Fox Interactive, whereas NOLF 2 was published by Sierra. Had Activision ever gotten the rights to the first game as well? Or just the second for publishing?

I'm curious because it seems like each NOLF game will have different challenges in securing the rights, if they aren't held by the same people/companies.
Well, the article makes it sound like that Fox Interactive was purchased by Vivendi, who already owned Sierra, thus rolling both games under the same publisher.
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mondo84: I know there were other articles/threads about the NOLF rights being in limbo and Activision not knowing their status, but I have a question. NOLF was published by Fox Interactive, whereas NOLF 2 was published by Sierra. Had Activision ever gotten the rights to the first game as well? Or just the second for publishing?

I'm curious because it seems like each NOLF game will have different challenges in securing the rights, if they aren't held by the same people/companies.
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gibbeynator: Well, the article makes it sound like that Fox Interactive was purchased by Vivendi, who already owned Sierra, thus rolling both games under the same publisher.
Shoot, I missed that on my first read. Thanks for clarifying.
Now if only they buy the rights to Grim Fandango :(
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Elmofongo: Now if only they buy the rights to Grim Fandango :(
Why do you actually care about Grim Fandango? I mean, you said you watched a YouTube playthrough instead of actually playing the game, which honestly blows my mind.
Hope these guys are making some money from SS2's release and can use that to obtain other IPs. I need NOLF GOG, I just need it.