Sounds like they can do what they want with the franchise, but it also sounds like they don't know what they're doing as far as game development goes. I wouldn't get my hopes up too high for System Shock 3.
I've had SS2 installed before (picked it up during a steam sale) but have yet to play it. One day I'll get to it.
Ive never played the original System Shock before but twitch prime game me a copy for free, is it even worth installing after all these years? or should I wait/hope that the team gets their shit together?