EA Announces Syndicate for Early 2012

September 12, 2011Written by Cameron Teague

Following a leak of the game on EA’s Origin Store, the publisher has officially announced that Syndicate, a reboot of the classic tactical game series is in development at Starbreeze Studios. Syndicate is a game where the world is without government oversight and three companies fight for control of the American Market. The game is set in the year 2069 and players take control of Miles Kilo.

In Syndicate, everything is digitally connected, including the people. With the use of a bio-chip implanted in Milo’s head, he is allowed to slow down time, breach the digital world, and take out enemies with a variety of hacking mechanics.

Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze Studios said:

We are excited to finally reveal what we’ve been working on the past couple years. It’s been a great experience working with EA, and an amazing opportunity for us to use our expertise in the first person shooter and action genres to bring back, and reignite, the signature action/espionage gameplay of Syndicate.

Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer:

Our goal with Syndicate is to provide a challenging action shooter for today’s gamers as well as fans of the original. I’m sure they will enjoy and recognize the legacy that made it such a classic. Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way. The game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.

Syndicate is set to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC early in 2012.