We’re big fans of asymmetrical multiplayer titles — we’ve been pouring far too many hours into Dead By Daylight recently — so when we discovered asymmetric co-operative infiltration game Hacktag, we had to take a look.
Hack and Smash
Hacktag has a simple but interesting premise: Two players work together to break in and steal from corporations. Playable either split-screen or online, one player will take the role of the infiltrator moving from room to room while the other hacks into the company’s core systems, taking over security and various electronic devices to make sure the infiltrator’s job goes smoothly.
Having the two different playstyles going hand in hand sounds very intriguing, with the infiltrating agent having to play stealthy while the hacker works on puzzle solving and general overwatch to keep the agent safe.
The game promises to keep things interesting with procedurally generated levels, as well as a “co-opetitive” dynamic in which the two players, while working together, are also competing with each other to reap the most rewards from each mission.
Those interested in diving into Hacktag‘s closed beta can head to the official Hacktag site for a chance to practice their net hacking, safe cracking skills.