More information about the sequel to Bullfrog's classic Syndicate has appeared on the EA Origin store. However, it seems that it was a little premature as everything has been yanked. Thankfully, this being the internet, a keen-eyed Swede grabbed the details along with a bunch of screenshots before the mistake was realised.
Now posted up on NeoGAF
for all to see, this isn't the Syndicate
of old. Rather than the real-time tactical game of old, developer Starbreeze has taken the franchise down the FPS route, turning it into a "unique action shooter". No longer will you control a group of identity-free minions. Instead a single character, Miles Kilo, acts as your avatar in a world of corruption.
Promising a "visceral FPS experience", this new version of Syndicate seems to be taking quite a heavy lead from Deus Ex: Human Revolution
with the use of augmentations throughout the game. There's also four-player online co-op on offer, though no mention of any other multiplayer formats have been made as yet.
The leak of these details has caused a fair bit of dismay from fans of the series, mainly down to what they see as a lack of imagination. In a world where First Person Shooters are plentiful, surely there could be a place for a true remake of this classic? Perhaps they'll include the original as an unlockable. We can but dream. In the meantime, as soon as we have more information, we'll let you know.