Sweet Bandits Studios and Tripwire Presents Announce Closed Alpha for DECEIVE INC.; Introduce the “Sweet Bandits” in New Developer Diary
Developer Sweet Bandits Studios and publisher Tripwire Presents, today announced a closed alpha for the highly anticipated upcoming stealth-action multiplayer espionage title, DECEIVE INC. The closed alpha will run from Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. EST to Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. EST and will be available on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The developers also released a brand-new developer diary today, which introduces the team at Sweet Bandits Studios and how they helped shape DECEIVE INC. into a vibrant multiplayer sneak ‘em up filled with unique characters and locales.
As discussed in the new developer diary, Sweet Bandits Studios started out small, with just the two studio heads working out of a home office, but soon expanded as more core members joined the team. Each member is given ownership over what they work on at the studio and the lively atmosphere has fostered a genuine sense of fun that’s been distilled into their work. The studio’s driving principles have culminated into its first title, DECEIVE INC., which brings together charismatic super spies and tense, exciting first-person stealth gameplay to make a truly unique multiplayer experience.
Watch the latest DECEIVE INC. Developer Diary above
Players interested in participating in the closed alpha playtest can receive a code through partnered giveaways from Alienware, SteelSeries, and MMOBomb via their websites and social pages. For more information and additional opportunities to join the closed alpha, fans are encouraged to follow the official DECEIVE INC. social channels on Twitter and Facebook.
DECEIVE INC. deploys you into the world of high-stakes subterfuge, working for a private corporation with complete monopoly over the international espionage market. Disguise yourself as anyone (or anything) you meet in an instant, access state-of-the-art gadgets the rest of the world can only dream of, and unleash powerful skills that would make Hollywood super spies jealous. But you are not alone. Rival spies are after the same objective and every single one of them is as skilled, cunning, and well-equipped as you. Blend in, grab the objective, and break out. In the end, only one spy can complete the mission and get the paycheck when working at DECEIVE INC. Company policy.
DECEIVE INC. is currently scheduled to launch in early 2023 on PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), the PlayStation®5 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox Series X|S console system, but players can sign-up for upcoming Alpha playtests on the official website and wishlist on Steam and the Epic Games Store now.