|Starbreeze's Cold Mercury 'goes freemium'|
|Posted: 26.03.2012 13:37 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Syndicate developer Starbreeze has announced its upcoming Cold Mercury game will be entering the freemium market, but they will "not leave the AAA segment," says CEO Mikael Nermark.
They're also after a distribution deal for project P13, this is in collaboration with Swedish movie director Josef Fares. They're after new "models and segments that have arisen".
Following the completion of EA's Syndicate reboot at the Swedish studio they downsized, which is a typical occurrence in the industry. The developer shed 25 positions within the company.
They intend one of their new projects - Cold Mercury - to become a freemium game where users can play it for nothing but additional content is unlocked via microtransactions. "Starbreeze will not leave the AAA segment," said Nermark.
"We are discussing with several leading game publisher on publisher financed games, but we will broaden our product portfolio of games in the new business models and segments that have arisen in the games industry. I am convinced that Starbreeze will be successful with the new games." Did you enjoy Starbreeze's Syndicate reboot?