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Starbreeze/EA Game Cancelled: Bourne Or Syndicate?

Starbreeze/EA Game Cancelled: Bourne Or Syndicate?

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It was recently revealed that one of the two games EA had partnered with Swedish developer Starbreeze to make had been cancelled. The reasoning seemed to be that more money could then be invested in the other project. However, it hasn’t been clear which of the two, a licensed game based on the Jason Bourne franchise or the mysterious Project RedLime, thought by many to be based on the Syndicate series. The latest suggestions of which way the axe fell could be a surprise to you.

Since RedLime has yet to be officially named or revealed it was assumed that it would be the one for the chop, but the LA Times is reporting otherwise. Despite having the blockbuster Bourne name to its credit the LA Times believes RedLime was the game that was saved. “An EA spokeswoman confirmed that there are currently no Ludlum-related games in the works,” claimed the paper. The unnamed source at EA later added; “EA and the Ludlum Estate are still discussing making a game based on the Bourne franchise.”

Discussion would suggest no development, which leaves RedLime, possibly based on the Syndicate franchise which EA acquired when it bought Bullfrog in 1995. The last Syndicate game was released in 1996, but has retained a cult following all the same. Whatever the game is what we know for sure is that Starbreeze has been working on RedLime longer than it could have done on Bourne, so that could well have been the deciding factor.




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