Starbreeze Studios Reinventing Classic EA Franchise

StarbreezeStudios.jpgEA and Starbreeze Studios (The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay) have today announced a partnership that will see Starbreeze developing a new title said to be a reinvention of a classic EA franchise. Codenamed Project RedLime, this reinvented classic, whatever it may be, is currently in development for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. And yeah, that’s about all that we know at this point… very mysterious. I don’t even know where to start guessing. I’ve been dying for General Chaos to make a comeback for years, but I doubt that’s what this is. And honestly, I’d rather a General Chaos update be like Capcom’s upcoming Bionic Commando Rearmed. You know, more of an enhanced XBLA/PSN remake than a complete reinvention.

What about you? What do you hope/think this reinvented EA franchise will be?

“EA Partners is thrilled to hand over the keys to one of EA’s most acclaimed franchises to Starbreeze Studios,” said David DeMartini, vice president and general manager of EA Partners. “Starbreeze’s pedigree is undisputed and we could not be happier to welcome them to the EA Partners family. The team is creating an incredibly innovative take on a classic property and EA Partners is poised to deliver a blockbuster launch on the global stage.”

“EA Partners gives independent developers like Starbreeze access to EA’s unrivaled global publishing infrastructure, letting us focus our energy on what we do best – making incredible games,” said Johan Kristiansson, CEO of Starbreeze Studios. “We’re already deep in development on Project RedLime and the team at EA is giving us the time we need to perfect our vision. We’re excited to bring a new perspective and gameplay innovation to this beloved fiction.”

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