No One Lives Forever is a cult-classic, but the series remains unavailable on modern systems and digital stores. There have been occasional rumblings of a revive, including a 2014 trademark filing from Steven Kick, the CEO of Nightdive Studios. That never eventuated, but Kick has not given up yet on bringing the game back.
In a new interview with Noclip (below), Kick talks about how Nightdive Studios started, and their current work on System Shock (including the upcoming remake). He also touches on the subject of No One Lives Forever, its sequel No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way, and spin-off Contract J.A.C.K, and his ongoing attempts to bring them back.
When asked what series he’d most like to bring back, Kick immediately jumped to No One Lives Forever. “That’s a tough one,” he says. “Its rights have just been split across the four winds.”
Kick says it’s been a “real challenge” to get all the rights holders together, and that there are still a lot of conversations that need to happen, but he’s going to keep working on it. “I’m never going to stop. It’ll happen one way or the other.”
So we might one day see these games again, thanks to Steven Kick and Nightdive Studios–but it might be a while away yet.
Nightdive Studios has revived several older games in enhanced form, including Turok, System Shock 2, Doom 64, Forsaken, and the upcoming Blade Runner.
GameSpot No One Lives Forever series reviews
- The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000, 9.3/10)
- No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way (2002, 9.3/10)
- Contract J.A.C.K. (2003, 5.9/10)
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