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EA Reviving Syndicate

by Chris Faylor, Mar 31, 2009 3:55pm PDT

Shacknews has learned that Electronic Arts is currently in the process of resurrecting Bullfrog's classic isometric sci-fi action series Syndicate.

This lends further credence to recent rumors that Riddick and The Darkness developer Starbreeze has been tasked with the project.

Starbreeze and Electronic Arts partnered last year on Project RedLime, which was teased as a revival of one of EA's "most acclaimed classic franchises." RedLime is slated to hit PC, PS3 and Xbox 360--the same platforms as the new Syndicate.

Further evidence of Starbreeze's involvement comes from GamesIndustry.biz and CVG, both of which independently reported the news at different times.

At this point, it's unclear if original producer Peter Molyneux will assist with the project. It's unlikely, given that he currently heads up the Microsoft-owned Lionhead Studios, though Molyneux has expressed a desire to eventually resurrect the series.





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  • NO NO NO PLEASE FUCKING NO.

    I can deal with shitty resurrections of games by unimaginative powerhouses like EA most of the time and shrug them off as nothing to do with the originals but I could not forgive a shitty remake of this game.

    Like fuck are EA going to be able to recapture the dark, gritty and mostly adult cyberpunk atmosphere of the original. Granted it is probably going to be headed by Starbreeze (of Riddick awesomes fame) and I can't think of a better developer to handle the project, save Molyneux himself.....but with EA oversight I can already feel myself cringing at this.