Level Infinite, the publisher, and NExT Studios, the developer, have announced the upcoming release of SYNCED, a companion-based looter shooter, available on PC via Steam and Epic Game Store this summer. Additionally, it has been confirmed that SYNCED will also be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, with the release date for these platforms to be confirmed soon. SYNCED promises to add a new twist to the shooter genre by allowing players to transform their greatest enemy into their biggest strength.
SYNCED is a free-to-play sci-fi shooter that takes place in the near future where nanotechnology has become the backbone of civilization. In a world where nanomachines have turned against their creators and have transformed into deadly Nanos, players take on the role of a Runner, a brave fortune-seeker who scours 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.
In SYNCED, Runners can sync with any Prime Nanos they take down, turning them into Companion Nanos and strategically deploying them against the Nano hordes and opposing players. Each of these Prime Nano classes, Crusher, Suppressor, Guardian, and Seer, has its 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, getting up close and personal and unleashing the Crusher, scouting for incoming threats, and looting 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.
Like classic looter shooters, Runners can obtain resources in PvE and PvP matches to build up their character while unlocking powerful weapons and mods. The team at NExT has been implementing changes to improve the overall gameplay experience ahead of SYNCED’s full launch based on player feedback during the successful Open Beta test that ended in January. These include Solo Mode, Increased Influence of Nanos, and New Traversal Modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows