SYNDICATE Reboot On the Way

The long gestating rumors that a Syndicate reboot was in the works have been confirmed today through the news being put up too early at EA's online store Origin!

The long gestating rumors that a Syndicate reboot was in the works have been confirmed today through the news being put up too early at EA's online store Origin! There is information on the game as well as numerous screen shots, however some of the information may not please fans of the series. The original Syndicate was released in 1993 and was a "was an isometric tactical strategy game", however this new reboot will be of course what else but a first person shooter. The following are the details that were listed:
Syndicate is the re-imagination of a cult classic franchise from 1993 - a unique action shooter set in a not too distant future, where Business is War. 2069 €“ No longer governed by politicians, the developed world is divided up into regions controlled by megacorporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized how the consumer interacts with the digital world. No longer does the consumer require a device to access the world¡¦s data and control their technology, they can do this at the blink of an eye via neural chip implant. Civilians flocked to be ¡§chip¡¦d¡¨ and enjoy all that their selected Syndicate has to offer; housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment and jobs. One complete package. One complete lifestyle. In return, the Syndicates gained unprecedented insights, and control, over the individual and their behaviour. With little governmental oversight, business has become war. The Syndicates will stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance. At the front line of this war are the Agents, the Syndicate¡¦s bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired world including their enemies, their weapons and the environment that surrounds them, making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world. Take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp¡¦s latest prototype agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge. € Chip Enhanced Gameplay: Slow down time, see through walls, and breach your enemy and everything digital in the world with Dart vision €“ A neural DART6 chip implant that allows you to interface directly with the Dataverse. € 4-Player Online Co-op: Assemble your Syndicate for global domination. A 4-player, online co-op experience like no other, with chip enhanced gameplay and 9 missions re-imagined from the original Syndicate. € Visceral FPS Experience: Utilize an upgradable arsenal of futuristic weapons, armor and gear to annihilate your enemies and harvest their chip technology for personal advancement and sinister corporate greed. € Sci-Fi Fiction: Immerse yourself in the world of Syndicate 2069, with a world-class sci-fi story experience, written by bestselling author Richard Morgan.
The game will supposedly be shown for the first time in the Swedish magazine Gamereactor on September 16. Starbreeze Studios the makers of Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness are the developers working on the Syndicate remake. I never played the original game but I could see how this remake would piss some fans of the series off. Another reboot of a series that was never a first person shooter, being turned into a first person shooter (XCOM being the other). I would like to hear from fans of the original game, does this news disappoint you, or are you excited to see a reboot of a great series? Here are the other pics:

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