Harebrained Schemes has managed to overcome the last hurdles, and so this venerable RPG gets the reboot you’ve been waiting for.
First there was the $1.8 million Kickstarter – and there was much rejoicing – then there were production delays, which didn’t make anyone rejoice even a little. Now the moment has finally arrived, and Hairbrained Schemes can take a few moments to bask in the glory as its Shadowrun Returns finally launches, today, via Steam. Take your street samurai out of the shadows for a while; there’s work to be done in the Sprawl.
The editor files are all packed in there, for your modification edification. “Everyone is empowered to create and share their own stories and campaigns with the Steam Workshop community,” says the game’s Steam page. “I want to take a moment to personally thank you again for all your support over the last year or so,” says Jordan Weisman to the game’s fans and Kickstarter funders. “It’s been so great hearing from you on the forums, meeting you in person at cons, and eating the bagels and pizza you sent us. It’s definitely an experience I’ll never forget!” There’s more to come; a Berlin campaign and Linux compatibility are on the cards, as soon as Harebrained can manage it.
“On behalf of the team, I sincerely hope you enjoy Shadowrun Returns,” Weisman concludes. “It’s been a labor of love and represents one of the greatest collaborations of my career. Thanks again for the opportunity.” At time of writing, if you still want to get in on preorder savings, there’s a few hours left before it unlocks; head over to Steam to find out more.