All versions of Syndicate are banned in Australia
due to decapitation and dismemberment, despite other games released in the country carrying the same type of content. EA slammed the Classification Board in that country
for their decision and refused to release an edited version.
In an interview with 1UP
in June 2011 Johan Kristiansson
announced that Syndicate
would be the studio's last project to use its proprietary in-house engine. The company signed a deal with Epic Games
in February 2011 to use the UnrealEngine
for its next project. All previous games were made with in-house technology.