View Full Version : Molyneux offers EA Syndicate help

March 28th, 2011, 23:44
Lionhead Studios boss and newly-crowned BAFTA Fellow (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-16-gaming-bafta-winners-revealed-article) Peter Molyneux has said he would be happy to offer EA 24 hours of his time to consult on a new entry in the Syndicate franchise.
Molyneux, who produced the Bullfrog Games original back in 1993, told CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/295549/news/let-me-help-with-syndicate-remake-says-molyneux/) that any attempt by current IP owner EA to revive the brand would have his blessing, but admitted he'd be anxious to stick his oar in.
"Yes, of course. It's a great feeling to see something you've created still have life or meaning. But my first thought is: 'I wish I could just spend a day with them saying what I thought was really special about Syndicate, or another title for that matter.'"
EA hasn't confirmed that it's planning a new Syndicate title but rumours abound (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-04-syndicate-trademarks-set-tongues-wagging) that The Darkness dev Starbreeze is working on something.
"They're smart people and I'm sure they'll work it out," he continued. "But it's like a parent watching their kid grow up and do something with their life - you still want to be a little bit involved. There's been a Populous DS. That was okay, it didn't do brilliantly. Again, I wish I had ten minutes with them at the start."
Molyneux added that he personally wasn't interested in remaking any of his old titles.
"I'm actually not a huge fan of remakes, only because I think there's too many other ideas to work on. I don't think as Fable 2 and 3 as being 'sequels'. We change so much stuff - Fable 1 was a corridor-based game, so you can see the progression."