EA announces reboot of cyberpunk classic, Syndicate

By Matthew · 33 replies
Sep 12, 2011
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  1. Following months of speculation, EA has finally come clean about its upcoming reboot to the cyberpunk classic, Syndicate. Originally launched in 1993 as an real-time tactical game, the title is…

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 815   +332

    Consider me as one of the original fans who aren't pleased about this. Syndicate was a great game and should be allowed to die with dignity.
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 989   +231

    Let me guess, it was developed using Google's new Dart language? heheheh
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Who knows, it might not be that bad. Although I agree, this game looks like an EA's Deus Ex, why am I not surprised?

    I'm all for good gameplay and graphics; considering the developer, it will have the former, and considering that screenshot, it will also have the latter.
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,229   +1,306

    Am I the only one getting tired of all these FPS games? They're all starting to blend in together. Some one needs to try something new and point the gaming industry in a new direction....or Volition needs to make Freespace 3.
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 815   +332

    No. It'll have console grade graphics.
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    And I presume you know this because...?
  8. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TS Member Posts: 65

    "the title is being repackaged as a sci-fi first-person shooter and will land sometime early next year on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3"

    My guess is that is how he will know...
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    The screenshots from the official website look pretty nice. I don't know, should I believe him, or the actual images? What a dilemma...

    Also, there is no specific platform, its a multi-platform release. The fact that is also released on console does not equate to it being graphically similar. In fact, even mere console ports look better than their console counterparts, mainly because most PC versions allow setting configurations, and higher resolution set ups (as far as to how do they <i>play</i>, that's something else). So if the argument is that its graphics will be the reason why people won't get this game, then such argument is flawed.

    Alternatively, its simply better to say because it's going to be an FPS remake of an RTT classic that you feel nostalgic about, that you won't get it; but as an FPS remake, there's really no reason why gamers shouldn't take a look, especially if the game aims to provide a satisfactory experience. Then again, to know if it does, it has to be released, so let's just wait until that day comes to formulate our own <i>objective</i> conclusions.
  10. I'm more interested in playing the original game then playing the 1st person. the old one was the way to go. Just like shadowrun for the Sega Gensis..
  11. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    Take a look at Bad Company 2. I have it for both the 360 (before I had a gaming PC) and now the PC. Playing BC2 on 1920x1200 on ultra high settings completely blows the xbox version out of the water. A game can look completely different on the consoles than on the PC.
  12. Like how BF3 has console grade graphics because it's going on console?

    Oh, wait...
  13. Can't delete own posts anymore. Hmm.
  14. if they are going to remake this game they should make the game look like Syndicate Wars not some FPS style bs, we allrdy have too many of them!!!
  15. thewind

    thewind TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    CO-OP! please make this coop... I just want more coop games... Dead Island is cool though...
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,722   +376

    I can't help but feel this is the Hollywood way out... many FPS game engines available. Easier to repackage it as an FPS than to develop a modern isometric tactical shooter version of the original. Hell even sticking it into a GTA type sandbox world would be more in line with the series' origins. Unless this gets some amazing and truthful reviews I'm not that interested. Others have hit the nail on the head... sure we like our FPS games, but we don't want every single game that comes out to be of the genre.

    Would like more coop games too :)
  17. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Like how BF3 will just be BFBC2.5 because EA is lazy and only looking to make a quick cash in?

    I don't see how anyone who played the beta did not notice this.

    EA doesn't make PC games anymore, just ports.
  18. mlanteigne

    mlanteigne TS Rookie

    by the way, BF3 was build on PC not on console so its not all the games that its console port...
  19. Mood after reading the title: Trepidation
    Mood after reading the article:
  20. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,629   +1,016

    Apparently suicidal since they never finished
  21. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Ahhh....the good old days :)
  22. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I'm sorry but I call BS.

    Battlefield 3 is graphically superior to pretty much any engine released right now. To call it BC 2.5 is misleading at best.

    Also, there was not beta, it was PRE-ALPHA software, specifically made for server stress testing. The map Metro was to test small scale maps with 32 players and to test the Battlelog website; the actual beta will test bigger maps with full 64 players and Battlelog/Origin support.

    It's clear you don't know what you are talking about, but please next time just do some research.
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,095   +864

    Go Lawfer, I completely agree with you.
    My friend was able to play the pre-alpha (lucky B*ast*rd) and he said it properly feels like next-gen stuff. Hell we went all out and built himself a very expensive rig for it!

    I am soo looking forward to this game!
  24. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Pre-alpha, beta, who cares? The game has scripted destruction and the combat feels just like Bad Company 2. And BF3 wasn't made on PC, that's just bullshit EA feeds you.
  25. This feels like Deus Ex copy while destroying any uniqueness the original game had.

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