EA registers three new Syndicate trademarks

Wednesday, 4th August 2010 12:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen


EA’s ramping up the bassline on a potential Sydnicate reboot: its recently registered three new trademarks on it.

The filings, spotted by superannuation, were filed as recently as Friday.

Speculation on a reboot for the series, originally made by Peter Molyneux’s old stomping ground Bullfrog, has been ramped up in the past couple of months.

It’s thought that Swedish studio Starbreeze is currently developing it under the monkier “Project Redline”, and was rated by Australia’s OFLC back in May.

The developer also had a Jason Bourne project in development alongside Redline, but that was cancelled in April.



  1. Hunam

    I needs me some cyber punk thuggery stat.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    will this end up being an fps btw? =/

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’m thinking it might end up something like “Grand Theft Crackdown”.

    GTA-like environment and missions, Crackdown-style super agents, four-player co-op.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hunam

    With this as Deus Ex 3, at lest we’re finally getting some cyber punk again, thank god.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Cautiously optimistic.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Wow, just been looking at some videos of the original on YouTube and it’s not even remotely as good-looking as I remembered it. Memory’s not what it used to be, obviously. :-D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Happy Hardon Harry

    Starbreeze were never the proper studio to develop such a game.

    The title should’ve been given to a studio like Relic, a studio known for developing great RTS/RTT titles. Relic would’ve certainly take the Syndicate franchise forward.

    But Starbreeze? We’ll probably end with some fucking crap FPS or mediocre RTT.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Hunam

    Relic are owned by THQ, as is the way, the best developers are never in the same company as the IP they’d be great with :P

    Saying that THQ are sitting on Homeworld and have been since they bought the rights a few years back.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Happy Hardon Harry


    EA can do what they want with the IP, you see that already with Starbreeze. So, it doesn’t matter if Relic are owned by THQ or not.

    EA would get a better Syndicate game if a studio like Relic created it. Simple as.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Of course it matters. THQ are hardly likely to let Relic make a game for EA, are they?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DeSpiritusBellum

    Bullfrog or bust.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Better break out the DeLorean, then.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Happy Hardon Harry


    Money talks…just ask Valve regarding PS3 development, Epic and their GOW franchise to the 360 and Rockstar North on their DLC content for the 360, etc.

    In other words, nothing in this industry is out of the question. You should know that.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Why would they ever buy a team from another publisher to make a game when they already have lots of their own teams or can just hire an independent team? Like they did?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Happy Hardon Harry

    Why not it’s been done before i.e. Sega created F-Zero GX, Team Ninja and Retro Studios on Metriod, etc.

    As i said above EA can do what they want with the IP, just look at the Starbreeze case. EA don’t own Starbreeze. So your point above is a null one.

    Money talks in this industry…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Freek

    Yes, but that’s third party studios working for Nintendo. An entirely different situation then EA letting THQ (a direct competitor) make a game for them.
    That’s like Sony making the next Halo for Xbox, never gonna happen.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DeSpiritusBellum

    @12 Grab the plutonium and meet me under the clock at midnight. It’s on.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Tomo

    I’m cautiously hopeful for this at the moment. I’d love an old-fashioned style Syndicate with a modern-day twist, but I reckon it’ll move into another genre a bit like the new X COM game.

    Perhaps they could release an XBLA game in the style of the oldies? Along with the main game. Maybe that’s what one of the trademarks if for?!

    #18 4 years ago

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