Plague Inc. is getting multiplayer germ warfare

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Whenever I go on a trip, I’m normally careful with what I take and pack. And that includes my iPad content as well, which needs to be tailored to provide me with two actual days of entertainment, for the trips to and from my destination. One game that always gives me the absolute heebie-jeebies to include on my slab of Apple technology, is Plague Inc.

And for good reason. Because can you imagine overzealous airport security checking your tablet (FOR RAISINS), and stumbling across a dedicated game that simulates the semi-accurate spread and destructive nature of a super-virus? I can hear a latex glove being snapped into place, right now. If you’re not as unreasonably paranoid as I am however, Plague Inc. is still good for any stretch of a journey.

Simple to pick up, fiendishly difficult to master on the challenging settings, the 2012 mobile game has managed to infect the PC platform as well. And that’s where Plague Inc. is getting a better dose of extra content it seems. The Ndemic Creations game will soon feature a multiplayer mode, that will see rivals compete to kill the planet the quickest with their own strain of virulent death.

“Players get all new evolutions, abilities and genes to help them in their struggle for dominance as well as slowing their opponent,” said creator James Vaughan to Polygon.

Single player was just the start of the outbreak.

So while you’ll still looking to bring down humanity like an extended version of the Black Friday sale madness, you’ll also need to ensure that your virus is the final top dog that seals the deal on an extinction event. It’s currently only planned for PC right now, although an Xbox One version may be possible sometime in the future.

Last Updated: November 30, 2015

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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