In an interview with Kikizo
, EA's Bright Light Studio head, Harvey Elliot, mentioned that he would "love" to work on old Bullfrog Productions properties like Populous
and Theme Park
. Elliot cautiously noted that Bullfrog's classics were "right for their time, and the trick with those games is coming up with what's right for the time now." In other words, he's not entirely keen on "just a 'remake' or something."
With a new edition of Bullfrog's Syndicate rumored
to be in production at Starbreeze Studios
, one might conclude that Harvey isn't the only one at EA looking for "what's right for the time now." And one might conclude even harder
when database digger Superannuation
finds that Electronic Arts has filed new trademarks for Populous, Theme Park, Wing Commander
and Road Rash.
Pure speculation? Yes. Highly desirable? Also yes. Source
-- Why there's hope for Bullfrog IP returning [Kikizo] Source