Syndicate developer announces free-to-play project

Starbreeze is working on a free-to-play title called "Cold Mercury," as it searches for a distribution deal for another new project, P13.

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Starbreeze Studios, the developer behind the recently-released Syndicate, is trying its hands at a free-to-play title. The project is currently codenamed "Cold Mercury." While this will be the studio's first attempt at a F2P game, the studio wants to assure fans that it will continue making "AAA" games.

"Starbreeze will not leave the AAA segment," CEO Mikael Nermark said in a report by

GamesIndustry.biz. "We are discussing with several leading game publisher on publisher financed games, but we will broaden our product portfolio portfolio of games in the new business models and segments that have arisen in the games industry. I am convinced that Starbreeze will be successful with the new games."

The company recently downsized after completing Syndicate.

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    March 26, 2012 5:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Syndicate developer announces free-to-play project.

    Starbreeze is working on a free-to-play title called "Cold Mercury," as it searches for a distribution deal for another new project, P13.

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      March 26, 2012 7:20 PM

      I wonder if this will be the game that will use the UE3 engine...

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      March 26, 2012 10:16 PM

      How was Syndicate anyway? Worth a purchase now or hold off till the value bin?

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        March 26, 2012 10:42 PM

        Dunno, haven't played it (S was refused classification in Australia anyway... lol... *sigh*)... looks nice, SB's Riddick games were awesome.

        Yeah, I just felt like it... OK?

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        March 27, 2012 1:25 AM

        I loved it for the co-op. I've probably put in a lot of hours into the game.

        The SP isn't great, though.

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          March 27, 2012 6:25 AM

          How long is the co-op? Does it have a lot of replayability? Been looking for a new game to play coop

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        March 27, 2012 2:58 AM

        Get it on discount.