When Schell Games released the last update for its escape room title I Expect You to Die the studio teased that it hoped to continue the franchise at a later date. Thanks to a positive response from players the team have done just that, announcing I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And Liar today.
It’ll continue the adventures from the original, placing you as a secret operative tasked with going back undercover to thwart the evil plans of Dr. Zor and Zoraxis’ move for world domination. And to give you a taster of what’s to come Schell Games has released a gameplay trailer showcasing some of the new elements.
It still looks like the gameplay will keep all the interaction close by with no movement to worry about, a comfort element which helped with accessibility. There’s still going to be plenty of puzzles to solve and plenty of interactive elements for players to enjoy.
“The community spoke, and we listened. We’re thrilled to continue building upon the success of I Expect You To Die and give fans an opportunity to test their wits against the traps Dr. Zor has in store,” said Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games in a statement. “We were blown away by the positive response we received for I Expect You To Die, and we’re excited to create another title that contributes to our legacy of immersive and engaging virtual reality experiences.”
“In developing I Expect You To Die 2, we wanted to improve and expand upon the mechanics and characteristics fans enjoyed the most in the original virtual reality game,” said Charlie Amis, Project Director for I Expect You To Die 2. “New and returning players will experience new puzzles in fully immersive environments, complete with an in-depth storyline that makes the thrill of being an elite, super spy a reality. We can’t wait for the community to play it.”
The first videogame has won numerous awards since its launch in 2017, in doing so the studio has confirmed I Expect You To Die earned more than $6 million in gross revenue across all platforms. To commemorate today’s announcement I Expect You To Die has been given a 20% discount on the Oculus Store and will also feature in a bundle with Until You Fall from 29th January to 5th February 2021.
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And Liar is slated to launch during 2021, with Schell Games yet to confirm which headsets will be supported – although PC VR is a given considering this Steam page. When those details are released, VRFocus will let you know.