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Starbreeze making a downloadable game

Project Red Lime increasing scope.

Swedish developer Starbreeze is making a new downloadable game.

"The development of a downloadable game continued during the third quarter," read Starbreeze's financial report (translated for Eurogamer by Eurogamer.se).

"At the moment it is still self-financed. A smaller team also worked with adapting to and learning the licensed Unreal Engine which will be used as a technical base for all Starbreeze productions over the coming years."

Meanwhile, Project Red Lime, heavily rumoured to be a Syndicate reboot, has grown in scope.

"After the end of the quarter an agreement was made with Electronic Arts to increase the scope of the project," continues the document. "This has mainly been done in order to perform a number of creative improvements. At the time of publishing this report the agreement hadn't been formalised in written contract form.

"The high staff turnover during the autumn and winter had a negative impact on the production time. Most of the people who left have been or will be replaced with hired consultants and new staff."

EA hasn't confirmed that it's planning a new Syndicate title but rumours abound that The Darkness dev Starbreeze is working on it.

In April 2010 Starbreeze was spotted trade-marking the name Syndicate three times. Further Syndicate trademarks were spotted later in the year.

EA signed Starbreeze in early 2008 to rework a major franchise for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Could Syndicate be it? E3 is just around the corner.

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