SYNED Coming to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store This Summer

Prepare for the launch.
Prepare for the launch. NExT Studio

We finally have an idea when the upcoming third-person shooter SYNCED is coming out. Publisher Level Infinite and developer NExT Studios revealed that it's releasing this summer for PC on Steam and Epic Games Store.

This free-to-play sci-fi shooter is set in the near future, a time where nanotechnology has become the backbone of civilization. However, after a cataclysm known as the Collapse, the nanomachines have turned against their creators. They've been consuming humans not just to propagate themselves but also transform into the deadly Nanos.

Players take on the role of Runners, fortune seekers who scour the Meridian looking for the valuable nano-energy substance called Nerva. They'll need to team up in squads of three and join high-octane PvE and PvP battles.

But the gameplay isn’t that simple and straightforward because of a twist. Runners can sync with Prime Nanos that they've taken down. This turns the Prime Nanos into Companion Nanos which can then be deployed strategically to fight against the Nano hordes and opposing players.

Each Prime Nano has different classes: Crusher, Suppressor, Guardian, and Seer. Each has its own abilities and allows players to choose the one best suited for their playstyle. Crusher, for example, is for those who like things up close and personal. Seer, meanwhile, is good at scouting incoming threats and looting enemies.

Different Modes

The PvE mode has a squad of three Runners exploring different areas like an abandoned wasteland, overrun industrial facilities, and dark caves. They’ll go against hordes of Nanos and powerful bosses to gather resources and piece by piece lower the Nano infection that took hold of the Meridian.

In PvP, it’s Runners versus Runners versus Nanos in a fight to get the most Nerva before the harvesters leave the map and time runs out.

Much like classic looter shooters, Runners can get resources in PvE and PvP matches to build up their character and unlock powerful weapons and mods.

Getting Feedback

During the game’s open beta, the development team at NExT listened to player feedback and made improvements to the overall gameplay experience ahead. Changes 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.

SYNCED is also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S with actual release dates to be confirmed soon.

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