Syndicate News

Payday: The Heist sequel in development

Payday: The Heist sequel in development

Plus, Starbreeze outlines PC, PSN and XBLA game P13.

A Payday: The Heist sequel is in development.

Swedish developer Overkill Software is hard at work on "enhancing" the first game, but at the same time is making a follow-up.

The news follows Syndicate developer Starbreeze's announcement that it has agreed a deal to buy the studio - pending approval from its shareholders.

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Syndicate price roundup: where's cheapest?

Eurogamer price-busts UK businesses.

The cheapest place to buy Syndicate on PlayStation 3 and and Xbox 360 in the UK is at Asda. The supermarket giant is selling the game for 39.97 alongside your sausages and asparagus.

Redundancies at Syndicate studio confirmed

Redundancies at Syndicate studio confirmed

25 Starbreeze staffers shown the door.

Syndicate developer Starbreeze has confirmed a round of redundancies.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, 25 staff members have been laid off at the Swedish studio following the completion of its impending FPS reboot for publisher EA.

As well as the redundancies, board member Peter Tornquist has resigned with no replacement planned.

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EA announces starry Syndicate voice cast

EA announces starry Syndicate voice cast

Rosario Dawson and Brian Cox take top billing.

Sin City star Rosario Dawson and veteran Brit thespian Brian Cox are among the voice talent roped in by EA for its forthcoming Syndicate reboot.

Dawson plays play conflicted EuroCorp exec Lily Drawl, who's torn between the demands of her corporate paymasters and the underground resistance movement.

"I'm amazed how videogames have become so deep in story, delivering fantastic worlds and memorable characters rivaling big Hollywood films," she commented.

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No Online Pass for Syndicate, EA confirms

No Online Pass for Syndicate, EA confirms

"It's about encouraging people to play it."

Syndicate will not use the controversial Online Pass, EA has confirmed.

EA Partners executive producer Jeff Gamon told Eurogamer the decision was made in an effort to encourage all players to play the shooter, which includes a co-op component.

"We want as little resistance or barriers to entry as possible," Gamon said. "The co-op is equal billing in this. We wanted everyone who owns a copy of the game to have access to the entire product."

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Starbreeze "in constant fear" Syndicate is too hard

Will take 50 hours to unlock everything in co-op.

Syndicate is supposed to offer a hardcore experience, one in keeping with the old school strategy games upon which the shooter is based - but that hasn't stopped developer Starbreeze from worrying it's gone too far.

Syndicate Xbox Live demo release date

Syndicate Xbox Live demo release date

Plus Bastion half price next week.

Syndicate's co-op demo will launch 31st January on Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has confirmed.

It allows four players to team up and try out Syndicate's Western Europe campaign map.

Rockstar's entire catalogue of L.A. Noire DLC is half-price this week. The deal lasts until the end of the month and is for Gold subscribers only.

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Molyneux hasn't seen new Syndicate

EA on fan response, Deus Ex comparisons.

Despite his offer of help earlier this year, original Syndicate producer and games industry veteran Peter Molyneux has had no input whatsoever into EA's forthcoming FPS reboot of his 1993 RTS classic.

Syndicate release date announced

Syndicate release date announced

Out February 2012. New gameplay details.

Syndicate launches in Europe on 24th February 2012 in Europe and 21st February 2012 in the US, EA has announced.

Syndicate, from The Darkness developer Starbreeze, is a reboot of the cult classic 1993 strategy game.

It's an action first-person shooter "for today's gamers as well as fans of the original", according to EA.

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EA and Starbreeze reveal Syndicate FPS

No more "Project Redlime".

EA and Starbreeze (The Darkness, Riddick) have announced an FPS "reinvention" of Syndicate, which pushes real-time strategy aside in favour of "action/espionage" in a "fast paced, futuristic, action shooter" world.

EA and Starbreeze doing Bourne game

As well as mysterious "Project RedLime".

EA has acquired the exclusive videogame rights to the works of author Robert Ludlum, and is working with Swedish developer Starbreeze (The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick) on a Jason Bourne title.