EA looking to revive classic Bullfrog games

Written by Joe Martin

August 11, 2009 // 12:15 p.m.

Tags: #bullfig #classic #ea-looking-to-revive-classic-bullfrog-games #electronic-arts #molyneux #retro #syndicate #theme

Electronic Arts may be looking to revive a few of Bullfrog's classic game licenses in the future it seems, though not as simple remakes a spokesperson for the publisher has claimed.

Bullfrog was Peter Molyneux's original studio which developed a strong reputation for off-the-wall strategy titles in the mid 90s. The most notable titles were Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Syndicate and, of course. Dungeon Keeper. Unfortunately, when Bullfrog was sold to Electronic Arts at it's peak a lot of the key talent left the company and went to join Molyneux at Lionhead.Since then EA has made a few token efforts to use the Bullfrog licenses and is heavily rumoured to be making a new Syndicate game as we speak.

Now, according to EA's Harvey Elliot, those old series may soon get revived in some form - though they almost definitely won't come as straight-up remakes.

"If you remember all the old classics you played, if you go back and play them now, they're not the same. They were right for their time, and the trick with those games is coming up with what's right for the time now," Elliot told Kikizo.

"I'm going to look at them at some point, I think there's an opportunity to bring those back in the future, but only if it's right for the time and not just a 'remake' or something. We'd need to do it in a way that's true to the original values, but would still make a great game today."

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