Ask us about the ‘social deception’ genre a few years ago and we’d have looked at you with a blank face. But in recent years it’s a sub-section of the gaming scene that has thrived, with Among Us and Eville kicking around as fine examples. Joining those is DECEIVE INC., a game that sees you going undercover in hope of proving yourself as one of the world’s greatest of secret agents.
What plays out in DECEIVE INC. is a game that focuses hugely on social stealth and some secret subterfuge. This means that whilst hiding yourself away in a crowd is to be commended, utilising a host of high-tech gadgets and items will be where success is really found.
The whole idea of DECEIVE INC. is to extract a package before anyone else, but it certainly gives you the tools required in order for you to be able to do so. Various agents all sit on the roster, bringing their own abilities, skillsets, playstyles and weaponry, Donning a kit and grabbing a loadout that suits could well be vital in how DECEIVE INC. plays.
There are a host of different locations to take in too, with DECEIVE INC. taking you across the globe, whether that be alone in the Solo mode, or with others in Teams.
“When I joined the team, DECEIVE INC. had already been living in the heads of a dozen developers,” said Carole-Ann Perron, Producer at Sweet Bandits Studios. “To be honest, I was glad to join a team unbothered by their ego and determined to create a unique gameplay experience. With Tripwire Presents to back us up, we were able to create something I truly believe is special. The spies, the maps, the gadgets, the music, there’s a unique vibe to DECEIVE INC. that makes you want to click play again!”
“When we first showed DECEIVE INC. to attendees at Gamescom, PAX, and EGX, it was so rewarding to see new players go from curious to fans in no time,” said Brian Etheridge, Publishing Director at Tripwire Presents. “They would come out of the demo so excited, asking questions, and giving us their feedback. The team at Sweet Bandits Studios have been one of the most proactive and receptive developers we’ve ever worked with in terms of letting the players help drive development and we look forward to seeing players dive into the world of DECEIVE INC. today!”
In fact, the key feature set that is in place with DECEIVE INC. is as follows…
- MEET THE SPIES – Pick your play style with a roster of diverse agents, each with their own customizable weapon and skillset. From world-renowned burglars to up-and-coming espionage sensations, DECEIVE INC. prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer.
- GEAR UP – Create your loadout from a plethora of highly versatile gadgets. With agent’s favorites like the Inflatable mat, holo-mimic, and bulletproof umbrella, our world-class R&D department has you covered. Literally.
- MASTER YOUR DISGUISE – Use your trusty holographic watch to avoid detection and infiltrate restricted areas by disguising yourself as one of the various types of NPCs. Or equip the holo-mimic gadget to fully blend in by taking the form of inanimate objects like toilets, chairs, plants, and more!
- VISIT EXOTIC LOCALES – While working for DECEIVE INC., you’ll visit many locations all over the globe. Teeming with sophisticated NPCs and full of secrets for you to discover, every map comes to life the minute you load into a match.
- CHOOSE YOUR MODE – Squad up with other agents and craft the perfect heist in Teams mode, or squash the competition as a lone wolf in Solos.
DECEIVE INC. is on the Xbox Store today, playable on Xbox Series X|S. If you’re an Xbox One player, it’s looking like you’ll be out of luck with getting involved with this one. You’ll also find the game on PC and PlayStation 5. The Standard Edition will cost you £16.74, whilst the Black Tie Edition is sitting at £24.99. What are you getting for that extra cash? Well, expect to be treated to exclusive ‘Black Tie’ outfits for all 8 Agents, a custom ‘Black Tie’ Profile Portrait & Title, 1,000 Deceive Inc. Bonds and a “Black Tie” weapon/item ink.
Keep an eye out for our full review of DECEIVE INC. on Xbox Series X|S real soon.
Welcome, agent, to DECEIVE INC. Go undercover as the world’s greatest secret agents in this multiplayer game of social stealth and subterfuge. Disguise yourself as anyone to blend into the crowd, deploy high-tech gadgets to gain the upper hand, and extract the package before the competition takes it for themselves! No trick is too dirty when you work for DECEIVE INC.