Details of EA’s remake of the Bullfrog classic Syndicate has been leaked on the Origin download service.
The new version of the real-time tactical game released back in 1993 was described by the listing as “a unique action shooter set in a not too distant future, where Business is War.” The game now being developed by Starbreeze (Chronicles of Riddick) was reportedly listed as a first-person shooter that will include 4-player co-op and “clip enhanced gameplay”.
Here’s the original Origin listing that was leaked… (via NeoGAF)
Syndicate is the re-imagination of a cult classic franchise from 1993 – a unique action shooter set in a not too distant future, where Business is War.
2069 – No longer governed by politicians, the developed world is divided up into regions controlled by megacorporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized how the consumer interacts with the digital world. No longer does the consumer require a device to access the worlds data and control their technology, they can do this at the blink of an eye via neural chip implant. Civilians flocked to be chiped and enjoy all that their selected Syndicate has to offer; housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment and jobs. One complete package. One complete lifestyle. In return, the Syndicates gained unprecedented insights, and control, over the individual and their behaviour. With little governmental oversight, business has become war. The Syndicates will stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance. At the front line of this war are the Agents, the Syndicates bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired world including their enemies, their weapons and the environment that surrounds them, making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world.
It was also rumoured that the game may be revealed in the next issue of Gamereactor magazine from Sweden, which will arrive next week. We’ll be keeping an eye out for that so stay tuned.