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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Level Infinite
Developer: NExT Studios
Release Date: Summer 2023

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'Synced' Comes To PC This Summer, Also On PS5 And Xbox Series X|S At A Later Time - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2023 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT

Synced is a new twist on PvPvE that has players fighting each other while surviving 1,000+ Nano Zombies.

Set in a unique sci-fi universe, Synced combines survival, crafting and base-building, as well as massive PvPvE experience with up to 50 players and more than one thousand corrupted human cyborgs called Nanos.

In the wake of a cataclysm known as the Collapse, the nanomachines have turned against their creators, consuming humans to propagate themselves and transforming into the deadly Nanos. In this apocalypse, players take on the role of a Runner, brave fortune-seekers who scour the Meridian for the valuable nano-energy substance known as Nerva. Players will team up in squads of three to encounter high-octane PvE and PvP battles.

The twist?

Imagine a future where people have synchronized the physical body with nanotechnology. After what was meant to represent the next step in human evolution went terribly wrong, and a microorganism used in the new technology started taking over human bodies, the majority of the population has become marauding cyborgs known as Nanos. The remaining survivors now compete for the chance to make it off the planet.

The gameplay in Synced is built around a triangle structure of personal and group survival (PvE with narrative elements), preparing your group and crafting gear (base-building), and escorting as many survivors as possible to the shuttles leaving earth (massive PvPvE). In each round, players are competing not only against each other in their race off planet, but also to survive the onslaught of the swarms of Nanos that have taken over.

Runners can sync with any Prime Nanos they take down, turning them into Companion Nanos  and then strategically deploy them against the Nano hordes and opposing players. Each of these Prime Nano classes – Crusher, Suppressor, Guardian, and Seer – have their own abilities, allowing Runners to select the one best suited to their playstyle. Runners can equip two Nanos at a time and switch between them on the fly. Get up close and personal then unleash the Crusher. 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 to go up against hordes of Nanos and powerful bosses, gather resources and piece by piece reduce the Nano infection that took hold of the Meridian. In PvP, it’s time to take on other Runners and Nanos in a fight to gain the most Nerva before the harvesters leave the map and your time runs out.

Similar to classic looter shooters, Runners can loot resources in PvE and PvP matches to build up their character, while also unlocking powerful weapons and mods. Consequently, each match plays out as a unique run - leaning into the "rogue-lite" influence and distinguishing Synced from its peers.

Publisher Level Infinite and developer NExT Studios announced that Synced will be available on PC (Steam and Epic Game Store), this summer. It was additionally confirmed that the title will also be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions and release dates for these platforms will be confirmed soon.

During the successful Open Beta test that ended in January, the team at NExT listened to player feedback and based on those learnings has since been implementing changes to improve the overall gameplay experience ahead of SYNCED’s full launch. These include:

  • 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

Key Features:

  • WEAPONIZE YOUR ENEMIES: Bring something new to the fight with Nano companions. Synchronize the Nanos you defeat to control companion classes with different abilities and customizable modifiers to outsmart and outlast the competition.
  • DEFEAT YOUR RIVALS: Team up in squads of three for fast-paced action across multiple game modes where you’ll need more than just shooting to survive. Use your environment, teammates and Nanos to deploy unique tactical combinations against roaming hoards and enemy teams.
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR COMBAT: Discover and develop your Haven between matches. Make upgrades to weapons and gear to improve your survival skills and save other survivors to expand your skill set for your next battle.
  • SURVIVE A NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE: Immerse yourself in a story that grows with you. Progress through matches to meet more survivors and reveal new information. Unravel the wires that bind techno-optimism and corruption to the downfall of society as we know it.

Synced is coming to PC (Steam/Epic Game Store) in Summer 2023, followed by PS5 and Xbox Series X|S at a later time.

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