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Deceit 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: World Makers
Release Date: Aug. 31, 2023

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'Deceit 2' Developer Acquires $4 Million Funding, Closed Beta Planned For Later This Year

by Rainier on April 19, 2023 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT

Deceit 2 will be an evolution for asymmetric horror gameplay, bringing players an authentic terrifying atmosphere that permeates every aspect of the game.

Featuring new items, nine-player matches, and overhauled gameplay; Deceit 2 is a fully engrossing and truly terrifying multiplayer game where only the sane will survive.

Deceit 2 will feature a massive overhaul of gameplay mechanics that will create a more tense and suspicious atmosphere for players as they attempt to figure out who among their friends is the Infected Terror stalking them. Combat will feature new items and abilities to empower the innocents as they defend themselves against the Infected, as well as interactive maps that create more intense chases. 

Deceit 2 will also offer narrative content to fans featuring new and returning characters from the original Deceit, following the story of a mysterious ritual with blood and subterfuge in a multidimensional fight to survive.

The game’s visuals also receive a huge makeover thanks to Unreal Engine 5, featuring more detailed characters and horrifying monstrosities, as well as higher-fidelity textures in maps. Player count has been upgraded to 9 players, offering more opportunities for strategy, but more chances that someone might be the Infected too. Players will also be able to trade with a new character “The Peddler” for weapons, items, and clues on Infected players.

As Deceit 2 players prepare to identify and eliminate the infected, game studio World Makers is able to confirm and celebrate the invested as the company reveals it has secured $4 million USD in additional backing from Makers Fund and additional partners to further support ongoing and future development.

“Our strong partnership with our investors allows us to continue forward with our development vision and increase staffing resources as we near the launch of Deceit 2” said James Thompson, CEO, World Makers. “This new investment round lays the path to the future for our studio and allows us to continue supporting our passionate community as we craft the next generation of online multiplayer games.”

"Since our initial investment in World Makers, the team has continued to expand the studio's talent and broader vision while successfully delivering on Deceit 2's development," said Archie Stonehill, Investor, Makers Fund. "World Makers is more than living up to the potential that we at Makers Fund, along with their millions of players, have long seen in the studio. We can’t wait to bring Deceit 2 to a global PC and Console audience as well as exciting future titles from World Makers."

World Makers is gearing up for the launch of Deceit 2 with hiring efforts across multiple disciplines including Art, Production, Design, Content Creation, and more. The studio is poised to take on this upcoming product launch, and future projects, with a focus on finding ambitious and highly skilled professionals in the games space who want to create equally ambitious games. Find out more on the Careers page on the World Makers website.

Deceit 2 will have a closed beta test later this year where players will be able to go hands-on and experience the macabre and demented world of the Game Master.

Key Features:

  • New Next-Gen Visuals: All-new visually stunning characters and maps built completely from the ground up for modern platforms in Unreal Engine 5.
  • Increased Player Count: Deceit 2 expands the player cap from six to nine players. Maps and gameplay have been redesigned to accommodate larger matches.
  • Overhauled Combat: Intense chase sequences with remastered Terror monsters, new items and abilities, and interactive maps provide groundbreaking asymmetric action.
  • Three New Characters: A set of brand new characters join the roster.
  • Enhanced Story Content: Detailed backstories and expanded lore wrap the characters and players into a richer universe.
  • Rich Investigation Mechanics: New items, clues, and abilities flesh out the investigation gameplay.

Deceit 2 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in 2023.

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