A new little slice of gameplay for Deceit 2 is here as we wait to see more for Deceit 2 out of GDC this year
The game master is finally ready to tease us all a bit with a new look at the upcoming Deceit 2 for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. A slight tease for now, at least, since it sounds like we might be getting more out of World Makers for the game in short order. For now, though, we have a sample of this new title to take in and understand a bit of what Deceit 2 is going to hold for us all. Granted, if you played the first title then you have a better idea. As one that is just now learning about the IP, it is nice to get teased a bit and ready to dive into the social manipulation title that many others have fallen in love with.
On the surface, Deceit 2 looks like a similar game to others in the genre minus some of the Sci-Fi aspects out there. Even if some of it is hinted at here since we will have some “infected” players trying to activate Blood Alters in the maps and the non-infected that are trying to survive and eliminate those whom are infected. Yes, it sounds like Deceit 2 is a lot like other titles like Among Us but with a little more of a supernatural tint to it all too. That and fewer cartoony visuals to go along with it all. All to give us a gameplay loop we can play many times over and still have a good time with. Have a look at the little bit we do have and wait along with us as we get more in the coming days and weeks.
Deceit 2 — First Gameplay
The Deceit 2 game master is showing players a bit more of what they can expect with an all-new teaser trailer debuting last night as part of this year’s Streamer Awards. Developer World Makers debuted a new trailer for the anticipated sequel showcasing the first snippets of gameplay from the upcoming PC, Xbox, and PlayStation game.
The teaser also features a first look at some of the items at the Survivors’ disposal for sussing out who the Infected are and the overhauled shooting mechanics for when it’s time to “vote” these suspected Infected players out. Deceit 2 places a greater emphasis on social deduction strategy that will leave you asking “Who can you trust?”
Deceit 2 features overhauled gameplay and visuals thanks to Unreal Engine 5. Both characters and monstrosities feature high-fidelity textures and maps are appropriately foreboding with a new lighting engine that will make players fear the dark.
Deceit 2 Features:
- Deceive & Manipulate: Infected players can activate Blood Altars located across the map, weakening the veil of reality until it breaks. This transports all players to The In-Between, a parallel dimension in which the Infected have terrifying powers. Infected players will wreak havoc and sabotage the efforts of innocent players, but can be eliminated if exposed outside of the In-Between.
- Hunt & Kill: Once the Infected players summon the In-Between, you’ll need to continue making progress towards escaping whilst evading the empowered Infected. Your mind will be warped as they chase you down amongst the horrors of the In-Between, and one player must die for the ritual to be satisfied. Who will be sacrificed?
- Deduce & Escape: Innocent players have power in numbers. They can eliminate any suspected Infected player by damaging them to trigger a banishing ritual. Make sure you’re convinced of their guilt though, or you’ll be thinning out your own team. Complete tasks and collect souls for the mysterious Peddler, who’ll exchange useful items to aid in investigations, survive the dreadful In-Between, and eventually escape.
- Immersive Freedom: Deceit 2 is designed as a social sandbox with unique and creative ways to play both roles. Social deception is at the core of this game—you’ll have to study other players’ behavior and evaluate the situation before making any hasty decisions. There are plenty of tools to assist but with item and map variations between games, you’ll need to adapt strategies on the fly.
Have you played the first Deceit and have been waiting for the sequel here or is this your first time hearing about this IP out there? Will you be looking to have a new social manipulation title in the mix of things or will you always go back to your standard title you have had before? Do you like the look and feel for this so far or will you just need more to see so you can get excited to see this one hit out there? Tell us all of your thoughts on this down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all as you so wish. As I said, we will have more to come for Deceit 2, so please keep checking back for all of that and much, much more.