Level Infinite and NExT Studios recently announced that the upcoming companion based looter shooter SYNCED will be available on PC, this summer. It was additionally confirmed that the title will also be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. So now the cat’s out of the bag, what’s it all about?
SYNCED is said to feature ‘intense PvE and PvP modes’. The developers are promising the game will ‘add a new twist’ to the shooter genre. How will it do this? Well, the latest trailer is as good a place to start as any.
SYNCED is a sci-fi shooter set in the near future of our world. Nanotechnology has become the backbone of civilization. In the wake of a cataclysm known as the Collapse, the nanomachines have turned against their creators. They consume humans to propagate themselves and transforming into the deadly Nanos.
In this apocalypse, players take on the role of a Runner. These fortune-seekers scour the Meridian for the valuable nano-energy substance, known as Nerva. The twist? Runners can sync with any Prime Nanos they take down, turning them into Companion Nanos and using them against the Nano hordes. And of course, opposing players.
Players will team up in squads of three as they encounter PvE and PvP battles. Each of the above mentioned Prime Nano classes – Crusher, Suppressor, Guardian, and Seer – have their own abilities. Runners can equip two Nanos at a time and switch between them on the fly.
Get up close and personal then unleash the Crusher, or Scout for incoming threats and loot your enemies as the Seer.
SYNCED’s PvE mode sees a squad of three Runners exploring the abandoned wasteland, overrun industrial facilities, dark caves and more. Together, they will go up against hordes of Nanos and powerful bosses, gather resources and reduce the Nano infection that took hold of the Meridian.
In PvP, it’s time to take on other Runners and Nanos. The matches will be based on gathering the most Nerva before the harvesters leave the map and your time runs out.
Similar to classic looter shooters, Runners can obtain resources in PvE and PvP matches to build up their character, while also unlocking powerful weapons and mods.
SYNCED Now Has a Single-Player Mode
During the Open Beta test that ended in January, the team at NExT listened to player feedback. Based on those learnings they studio has since been implementing changes to gameplay ahead of SYNCED’s full launch. These include a brand new addition: single-player.
Details are still thin on the ground, however publisher Level Infinite recently offered the following information on this and other new additions:
- Solo Mode – for those Runners who want to face the Meridian alone (save for their Nano Companions).
- Increased influence of Nanos – a greater range of Nano mods now provides access to more skills, abilities and tactics on the battlefield.
- New traversal modes – used well, speed dash, increased jump ability and a hover-board can give players a real advantage in the heat of the action.
SYNCED Release Date
No specific release date has yet been announced for SYNCED, however the PC release is set for summer. Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 editions are expected to follow shortly after.
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