Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Engine: Starbreeze Engine (in-house)
Release Date: NA: February 21, 2012, EU: February 24, 2012
Genre: First-person Shooter
Syndicate is an upcoming video game by Starbreeze Studios set for release in February 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. It is a reboot of the Syndicate series developed by Bullfrog Productions, completely changing the genre from a tactical shooter to an FPS. [Source]
2069: No longer governed by politicians, the developed world is divided up into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as syndicates. These syndicates have revolutionized how the consumer interacts with the digital world. Since the consumer requires a device to access the world's data and control technology, they can do this in 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 behavior. With little government oversight, business has become war. The syndicates will stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance.
At the first line of this war are the agents, the syndicate's bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired dataverse, 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. [Source]
Official website: http://www.ea.com/syndicate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Syndicate / https://twitter.com/...#!/StarbreezeAB
The demo should be available on Xbox Live and PSN. It's a co-op trial that features one co-op level from the final game.