Sweet Bandits and Tripwire have announced a Deceive Inc closed alpha. The devious multiplayer spy sim will be available to a select group of participants from the end of this week, and will give you a few days to familiarize yourself with its controls and world if you are selected to participate.
According to a press release, the Deceive Inc The Closed Alpha will begin this Friday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST and will run until Sunday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The closed alpha will only be available on PC platforms, so if you were hoping to try Deceive Inc on consoles you’re out of luck, unfortunately.
If you want to join the Deceive Inc closed alpha, you’ll need to keep an eye out for “partnership giveaways” on Alienware Arena, SteelSeries, and MMOBomb. The Sweet Bandits also say you should keep an eye on their social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, for a chance to grab additional codes or get additional game news.
In addition to the closed alpha announcement, Tripwire Presents also released a fun new dev diary that features members of the development team. The video portrays Sweet Bandits as a tight-knit unit with lots of fun dynamics between them, so check it out if you’re interested in a behind-the-scenes look at their process. We found them to be quite pleasant when we chatted with them, so I hope you will too.
Deceive Inc is an upcoming multiplayer FPS based on subterfuge and espionage. If you can imagine an entire game where you play as the spy of Team Fortress 2, you’re not a million miles away. You will need to disguise yourself, use a variety of gadgets and tools, and eliminate your competition in order to secure your objective and emerge victorious.
At present, Deceive Inc doesn’t have a release date, but given that a closed alpha is coming this week, hopefully we’re not too far from an announcement on that front. When it launches, it will be on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.