5 Lives Studios, a five-strong team of industry veterans with titles like Syndicate Wars under their belt, have launched a Kickstarter campaign for an incredibly ambitious new project. Satellite Reign promises to offer tactical real-time gameplay set in a dynamic open-world cyberpunk city, which is the best sentence I've typed all week.
As always, we've got the trailer and pitch after the break.
Satellite Reign takes place in a “fully simulated, living cyberpunk city," which reacts to the player as they lead their team through numerous tough engagements. A multitude of classes all present unique strategic options, from beefy augmentations to gunplay, stealth and hacking, the latter of which can be used to interact with city systems in various nefarious ways. “The game world is designed to facilitate emergent gameplay, giving you the tools and freedom to play how you want to play, so you can create strategies and scenarios that not even we had anticipated,” boasts the pitch.
Corporate espionage, fraud, bribery, research and kidnap will all be tools in your arsenal, which is what you'd expect from what seems to be the Syndicate follow-up we deserve.
5 Lives Studios are seeking £350,000 over the coming 30 days, promising PC, Linux and Mac launch platforms if successful. If you're interested, you know what to do.