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Syndicate Solicits Pirates

New Scientist has details on an interesting overture to software pirates in Syndicate that was found in Starbreeze's newly released first-person shooter by reddit's MikkelManDK. Apparently legit copies of the game include an .nfo file that would normally be found in a cracked copy with two simple instructions: "1) Insert disc 2) Play ;)". This apparently also offers pirates the chance to apply for jobs and asks them to consider the years spent by hundreds of people making the game before stealing it.

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66. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 28, 2012, 00:32 Jerykk
 
And Jerykk, I disagree. Of course this is most readily compared to DX. You can split hairs and say "well, I mean, this game uses shift as the default duck, as does Quake 2, so this is most readily comparable to that," but most people only go as deep as general setting and type of game. These are both futuristic society based shooters.

Calling DX:HR a shooter is selling it short. Yes, you can shoot, but you can also sneak, punch/stab and talk your way through most of the game. Comparing Syndicate to DX is like comparing Need For Speed to GTA. Yes, you can drive in both series but the first is focused entirely on driving while driving is simply part of the latter. Syndicate is not trying to be an RPG. It's trying to be a highly linear, highly scripted, cinematic shooter. I personally prefer RPGs but I'm not going to call Syndicate crap simply because it isn't an RPG. Now, if Syndicate fails as a shooter, then it deserves to be called crap.

For what it's worth, I doubt Starbreeze had much say in the game's direction. EA wanted to revive/milk the series, so they farmed it out to interested developers. And hey, what better way to revive a series than to turn it into an FPS regardless of the series' roots? If Starbreeze had insisted on making a tactical strategy game instead, EA would have simply given the project to another developer. This is the sad reality of big-budget game development.
 
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