Starbreeze Studios creating new IP with Swedish director

Josef Fares

Starbreeze Studios is currently working on a reboot for the Syndicate franchise, but the developer is also busy creating a brand new IP.

Josef Fares, a prominent Swedish director behind films such as Kopps and Farsan, is working in tandem with Starbreeze after making a successful pitch to the videogame developer. Design company The Story Lab also assisted in the pitch and will help with the upcoming project.

Fares discussed his desire to create a video game after coming up with a successful idea.

"I love games, and I have been working on a games concept for quite some time," he said. "The more I worked with the concept, the more convinced I felt that this is a solid game idea. Together with Story Lab we created a prototype that we presented to Starbreeze, and they instantly liked the concept."

Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark expressed his excitement about the recent news, saying, "Just minutes into Josef’s presentation we knew that this was a game that we wanted to develop, and we started to work on the concept the very same day."

No timetable has been set for the new IP, but Starbreeze’s Syndicate is set to come out in early 2012.

[Industry Gamers]


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