Now, now, fellow PC gamers. Before you snap your keyboards in half and stain your monitors with bile, this news is technically about “Project RedLime”, which, while long rumored to be a reboot of Bullfrog and EA’s classic Syndicate franchise, has not been officially confirmed. So one could justifiably file this one under “rumor”.
A feature on 1up about Starbreeze, the Sweden-based studio responsible for The Darkness and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay suggests that RedLime would be blending Syndicate‘s corporate future-dystopia universe with first-person gameplay, with “a bigger multiplayer focus than past Starbreeze games.” The game would also have a stronger emphasis on a “core mechanic” to differentiate it from other shooters or similar games.
Well, as I know it, Syndicate‘s “core mechanic” was that you played a nasty corporate overlord manipulating a team of heavily armed, drugged-up, cybernetically-enhanced agents and using them to accomplish various dirty deeds from an isometric perspective, including assassinating uncooperative politicians, blowing up rival businesses assets, or walking through crowds with a “Persuadertron”, instantly brainwashing dozens of civilians to use as walking meat-shields.
Keep some of that, Starbreeze, and we’ll be cool.