It's Multiplayer Mayhem in Syndicate Demo Trailer

It's Multiplayer Mayhem in Syndicate Demo Trailer

A trailer showing off the features of the Syndicate multiplayer demo that launched today is now blasting its way across the tubes.

Curious what's in store in the multiplayer Syndicate demo that hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 today? The Four-Player Co-Op Briefing video lays it all out: the value of the Dart 6 chip, the many ways to "breach" and the need to keep your co-workers alive. "Four guns are better than one," explains Syndicate Producer Ben O'Donnell, "and if you're not healing them, nobody's going to be around to heal you."

The video shows off a few of the Dart chip's other abilities, like causing weapon backfires and letting players see behind walls. The game will include a number of preset loadouts for different styles of play, but chips, weapons and breach apps will all be configurable. Online leaderboards will keep track of players as they climb the corporate ladder and earn the upgrade points needed to get the job done, and of course copious amounts of bullets will fly and stuff will blow up.

I'm not really clear about why, but the Syndicate multiplayer demo is a console exclusive despite the fact that the game is coming out on the PC as well. I was irked by the slight, until it occurred to me that I could just pop over to GOG and score the original Syndicate for six bucks. I'd say that balances the scales pretty well.

Syndicate comes out on February 21 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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played the demo with a friend quite fun and can get difficult. 4 player co-op should also be a blast.

Still deciding whether or not I should get this or wait, Gamersgate is doing a prepurchase for 54 dollars.

ah can't wait! got it pre ordered from newegg for 47 bucks, gonna slam on this after midterms

So far really enjoying the demo played it with a few people today. As a fan of the original syndicate I'd love a syndicate game that was in similar style. This will do for now though. One other concern I have is that there was no single player in the demo. Due to the campaign being my primary focus I would have loved to try it out.

Holey Flying Monkeys! They have a british dude presenting!

Also.

Holy crud, is this thing out soon? It totally slipped under my radar.

Also.

Oh, shit. Dubstep Video Game advert.

Also.

Looks exactly like Crysis 2.

My biggest concern with this game is this is how EA wants business to be done in the future. Oh and EA didn't make the original they bought and dismantled Bullfrog who made the original game and quite a few other gems of the past.

I've never even heard of the original.

Worth checking out a demo for, though. I always love a good co-op game. More so than good multiplayer, even. Combine this with the fantastic looking co-op in Mass Effect 3 and it may be awhile before I play competitive online matchmaking for some time.

So I tried the demo, despite wanting it for PC. I can't decide if it's any good or not, seeing as the first game I played my team mates were retards and got themselves killed very close to the beginning despite my best efforts to revive them. Also P2P online is shit. I wanted to try and contact someone to ask why there was no PC demo, but it seems that there's no forums for the game.

Edit, Found the starbreeze forums.

I never got the lack of PC demos thing. Releasing a demo in almost every instance = more sales. There's no reason not to do it. Also, since the majority of the franchise's fanbase are PC gamers, you'd think it would make even more sense. Not happy, EA. Not happy at all.

So it's a CoD with some neon flashy shit, "apps", wall hacks, and a soundtrack them no good kids like *shakes fist*
Makes you wonder what demographic this was made for...

Mr.K.:
So it's a CoD with some neon flashy shit, "apps", wall hacks, and a soundtrack them no good kids like *shakes fist*
Makes you wonder what demographic this was made for...

I think you've just answered your own question.

Maybe living under a rock isn't the best way to stay updated but when did Syndicate become an FPS? Does this franchise share the same fate as Xcom?

Not played it yet, but can you update your characters body parts? Legs, arms etc? Or is it just the chip? Also, is there a mini-gun, nothing like having your four guys running around with miniguns. Good times.

Ninedeus:
Maybe living under a rock isn't the best way to stay updated but when did Syndicate become an FPS? Does this franchise share the same fate as Xcom?

September last year.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/112938-Syndicate-Remake-Revealed-as-a-Shooter-UPDATED

From what I have played of it yesterday, it was pretty fun. I played it with two separate friends at two separate times, but even with only two people it wasn't that bad. It took till the third playthrough to figure out how to use grenades however.

is it just me or is this subtly felt like Battlefield 2142-2 ? Of course outside of the hacking ability that is. Still it does hook me interested.

 

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