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Starbreeze goes freemium with new project Cold Mercury

Syndicate developer also looking for distribution deal for P13 project

Swedish Riddick and Syndicate developer Starbreeze has revealed ambitions to enter the freemium market with new title Cold Mercury.

The move follows a downsizing at the studio after completion of EA's Syndicate reboot.

The company is also looking for a distribution deal for P13, a title in development with the assistance of Swedish movie director Josef Fares, following pitching sessions at GDC earlier this month.

"Starbreeze will not leave the AAA segment," assured Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze.

"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," he added.

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