Mark your calendars for a GOG party! CD Projekt will live stream their Fall 2011 Conference on Thursday, September 22 at 12:00 noon EDT. The GOG portion of the presentation will look at their recent performance and promises updates about games due in the next year! You can find more information here. As always, we will cover the event as it happens.
It's time for CD Projekt Fall 2011 Conference and you're invited!
After a series of weekend leaks left absolutely no doubt about the project, Electronic Arts announced today that Starbreeze's Project Redlime was, indeed, a long-rumored relaunch of the Syndicate franchise. I think we can all now imagine a similar announcement about Wing Commander at some point in the future. Here's the press release, and several screenshots:
For the third time this year, GOG.com and CD Projekt RED are happy to invite you for the CD Projekt's live stream conference!
Are you eager to know the hottest news about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and get to know what's up at your favourite digital distribution platform? On September 22nd you'll have a great chance to watch news, demonstrations, and an exciting first look at the new gameplay modes of The Witcher 2. On that day, together with CD Projekt RED, we'll live stream our international portions of the CD Projekt Fall 2011 Conference via Ustream video feed. Be sure to log on to GOG.com at 6:00 p.m. Warsaw time (that's 4:00 p.m. GMT, 12:00 noon EDT, or 9:00 a.m. PDT) on Thursday 22 September to watch the conference live.
You want to know what we've cooked up for you? We, GOG.com, will be discussing our performance in 2011 and talking about what’s coming for the rest of 2011, and maybe even hint at some of what’s coming in 2012! CDP RED will be showing off the new features of The Witcher 2 version 2.0 live for the very first time, followed by a live gameplay demonstration of The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360. Last but not least, there is also an official unveil of the box art for the title scheduled to take place on that day.
See you on September 22nd at GOG.com for some exciting news!
EA AND STARBREEZE STUDIOS ANNOUNCE THE REVIVAL OF THE CULT CLASSIC FRANCHISE SYNDICATE
I guess we'll just have to wait for that epic CyberMage relaunch.
Guildford, UK. – Sept. 12, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Starbreeze Studios today announced the reinvention of Syndicate, a storied franchise at EA. Created by an all-new development team from the awarding-winning studio that brought gamers The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness, Starbreeze Studios delivers a unique and brutal sci-fi first-person shooter experience set in a not too distant future, where business is war. Players take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp’s latest prototype agent, and embark on an epic action adventure full of corruption and revenge.
“We are excited to finally reveal what we’ve been working on the past couple years,” says Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze Studios. "It's been a great experience working with EA, and an amazing opportunity for us to use our expertise in the first person shooter and action genres to bring back, and reignite, the signature action/espionage gameplay of Syndicate.”
Set in 2069, Syndicate takes players into a dark, Machiavellian world run without government oversight with many syndicates vying for total dominance of their local market place. With no one to question their intentions or actions, three mega corporations – Eurocorp, Cayman Global, and Aspari – are at the forefront of this brutal war for control of the pivotal American market. In the world of Syndicate, everything is digitally connected, including the people. Players aren’t limited to the weapons in their hands. Through DART 6 bio-chip technology implanted in their head, players can slow down time and breach the digital world around them to take down their foes using a variety of upgradable hacking mechanics. Syndicate’s blend of fast-paced, futuristic, action shooter settings and story combined with innovative chip breach gameplay instantly immerses players in a unique digital world.
“Our goal with Syndicate is to provide a challenging action shooter for today’s gamers as well as fans of the original. I’m sure they will enjoy and recognize the legacy that made it such a classic,” says Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer. “Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way. The game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.”
Syndicate will be available in early 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and the PC. For more information on Syndicate, please visit www.syndicate.ea.com.