Syndicate Reborn, Leaked On Origin
You hear that sound? That’s the sound of thousands of classic PC gamers both squealing and gasping for the leaked announcement of a new Syndicate game. They are squealing because this long-rumored reboot of the Bullfrog classic is officially coming courtesy of EA, and gasping because this game will not be a real-time tactical game, but rather a FPS in the same vein as Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
I’m sure you’re wondering how this information was released? Well, someone left the game’s profile and screenshots up on EA’s Origin store. Below is the copy text of the leaked game. Note the four player co-op, the leading role of Miles Kilo, and the way 2069 has transformed into a world of corporate owned syndicates. Currently working through Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I’m pretty interested in a new thoughtful FPS, but EA and developer Starbreeze are going to have to work hard if they don’t want their game to be a little bit “me too.” Plus, they are going to have to deal with all the grumpy gamers who are pissed this is not a tactical RTS. Bummer for them!
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 world’s data and control their technology, they can do this at the blink of an eye via neural chip implant. Civilians flocked to be “chip’d” 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 Syndicate’s 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.
Take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp’s latest prototype agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge.
• 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.