Starbreeze CEO Doesn’t Feel Syndicate “Could Have Ever Lived Up To Some People’s Expectations”
Well that’s an inspiring attitude from Mikael Nermark, the president and CEO of Starbreeze Studios.
However, in the end the firm was “happy” with the direction they took and how it turned out.
“Syndicate comes with a lot of expectations,” he said. “Such a great brand, such a great franchise. I don’t think we could’ve ever lived up to some people’s expectations.
“I love the original. When I got into the industry way back, RTS and that kind of game were my kind of game. But you always wanna add your touch to it, you wanna make it your game even though it’s built on a great franchise.
“So I think that’s hard. Overall, we’re happy.”
Not a great excuse considering the game was turned into a generic shooter in order to appeal to the masses. For me it was fun at times, but quite forgettable really, and mediocre overall.