It’s not like any of this is too much of a surprise (check our earlier posts on the rumour mill) but Syndicate is coming back, and it’s going to be a first person shooter from developers Starbreeze who worked on the amazing Chronicles of Riddick games and the less amazing but still rather tasty The Darkness title.
The confirmation comes from a Swedish forum (by way of NeoGAF) citing the next issue of Game Reactor as one of the mags with a report coming up soon, although it actually appeared on the EA Origin store briefly, which is where the description and screens are from.
We can’t currently vouch for the authenticity of these screens, but here’s a few of the currently floating around shots:
Although more information is expected next week, the game is set in 2069 and focuses on a future where neural chip implants have replaced normal consumer interaction. “One complete package. One complete lifestyle,” says the game description.
In return for this luxury, megacorporations known as Syndicates “gained unprecedented insights, and control, over the individual and their behaviour” and this business has become war. You will play the part of a Eurocorp agent, and “embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge.”
Expect to be able to slow down time and see through walls in four player online co-op, which includes 9 missions “re-imagined” from the original Syndicate game. The best bit? Sci-fi author Richard Morgan is behind the story.