EA rumoured to be making new Syndicate

Written by Joe Martin

October 20, 2008 // 11:50 a.m.

Tags: #electronic-arts #riddick #rumour #starbreeze #syndicate

It's just a rumour for now, but the word on the grapevine is that Electronic Arts is creating a new Syndicate game, with Starbreeze developing.

The original Syndicate game is definitely considered an all-time PC classic and is one of the great strategy games to come from Peter Molyneux and Bullfrog in the nineties. Starbreeze meanwhile is a relatively small studio who have mainly focused on dark, broody FPS games such as The Darkness and the fantastic Chronicles of Riddick.

The rumour comes from CVG.com, who are claiming an anonymous source who has connected the dots between a recent deal between EA and Starbreeze and EA's intention to win credibility by reviving a classic franchise.

The original game, which was released back in 1993, put players in control of a corporation with militant leanings that used a cybernetic assault squad to assassinate and capture rival executives.

There's currently no official confirmation from EA and no listing or announcement from within Starbreeze that the team is working on a Syndicate title - but CVG seem confident, so we'll have to wait and see.

Would you like to see a new Syndicate game released, or is it a franchise best viewed through rose-tinted glasses? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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