Starbreeze queuing up new IP

Synidcate studio teaming with Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares on new game based on original property.

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Starbreeze Studios has largely built its reputation on creating games based on other people's properties, having gained wide acclaim for The Darkness and before that Chronicles of Riddick. Last week, the Swedish developer was confirmed to be at work on another established franchise, a Syndicate reboot for Electronic Arts, but it appears as if Starbreeze will have a crack at new IP as well.

There's no indication as to when this placeholder art will give way to shots of Starbreeze's new game.

Develop reports today that Starbreeze has teamed with film director Josef Fares to codevelop a new game based on an original IP. The development house is partnering with media design group The Story Lab, which will produce the title.

Fares, a Swede, is most notable for his award-winning films Zozo (2005) and Leo (2007). The first of those films won the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2006, while the latter was a Forum selection at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.

The report offered no details on Starbreeze's new project, nor did it provide a release date or platforms. However, Develop did note that the game is being handled by the same team that worked on Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena, which was freed up after EA canceled its Jason Bourne title.

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13 comments
electronic_eye
electronic_eye

@drangel_jam - If you haven't already, you should def check out Syndicate. Starbreeze's prowess on graphics are def. on show with their new game and it looks arguably better than Butcher Bay.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Good. Starbreeze make some of the best games out there.

anzelm
anzelm

Could be interesting. Josef Fares is a hard core gamer as well. He is also working for the Swedish gaming website www.press2play.tv and he also has been a part of the Swedish radio show/podcast P3 spel (P3 game, P3 is the radio channel).

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

Starbreeze makes great games and their graphics always seem a half-generation ahead of the curve. As far as I'm concerned, I don't see enough of developers like this in the industry lately.

steelmouth
steelmouth

why is it that this small (by comparison) studios can invest in new IPs but the overly rich and cash blessed MS cant do the same

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

The first riddick looked great, but the storyline sucked big time at the end. Never played the second, for the same reasons.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Starbreeze needs a new engine. I love Riddick games, but we something that will blow us away like Escape from Butcher Bay did back on the Xbox/PC.

liam82517
liam82517

Let me guess another fps per chance?

Twiztid-Maddox
Twiztid-Maddox

Good to see Starbreeze back in the spotlight, will definitely keep an eye out for this game...

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I don't know anything about Josef Fares or what kind of films he makes....Action I'm guessing based on Starbreeze's bast games. As for Syndicate, making the game a FPS is a massive mistake, No matter how enjoyable they make the action in the game it won't ever be Syndicate and like others have pointed out Syndicate was more about being the one in control, sending agents to wreck other people's worlds and basically take s*** over, not about getting your hands dirty........ Starbreeze is going to anger a heck of a lot of people....

psycho75
psycho75

I love Chronicles of Riddick,i will keep a eye on these two...

lsw3638
lsw3638

Long term FPS sales determined by replayability, as everyone knows. COD 4 is good example.

vadicta
vadicta

I haven't a reason to feel either way about this.