After beating around the bush for a few years now, EA have almost come clean with the truth regarding a Syndicate reboot. It seems the project is being handled by Starbreeze Studios, the very same talented bunch of people that got you The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. For the reboot, Syndicate has ditched its isometric RTS (Real Time Strategy) roots in favour of everyone’s favourite genre, the first person shooter.
Is that Michael Fassbender?
And here’s what you can expect from the game, according to a post made on the Neogaf forums:
Chip Enhanced Gameplay: Slow down time, see through walls, and breach your enemy and everything digital in the world with Dart vision – A neural DART6 chip implant that allows you to interface directly with the Dataverse.
4-Player Online Co-op: Assemble your Syndicate for global domination. A 4-player, online co-op experience like no other, with chip enhanced gameplay and 9 missions re-imagined from the original Syndicate.
Visceral FPS Experience: Utilize an upgradable arsenal of futuristic weapons, armor and gear to annihilate your enemies and harvest their chip technology for personal advancement and sinister corporate greed.
Sci-Fi Fiction: Immerse yourself in the world of Syndicate 2069, with a world-class sci-fi story experience, written by bestselling author Richard Morgan.
Platform specifications and release date are still missing but rumour has it that Swedish magazine, Game Reactor will sport an exclusive reveal in their September issue. Expect more details then.