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Schell Games Announces Sequel to Award-Winning, Virtual Reality Puzzle Game “I Expect You To Die”

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28 Jan 2021 | 3 min read

I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And Liar Will Release In 2021

Pittsburgh, PA — January 27, 2021 — Leading virtual reality game development company Schell Games today unveiled details on its next game Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar, the long anticipated sequel to the most lauded, spy-themed VR puzzler on the market.

In I Expect You To Die 2, players return to the immersive world of espionage Schell Games created. After secretly surviving the events of the first title, players go deep undercover to explore the diabolical intelligence the Agency received regarding Zoraxis’ move for world domination. Players will embark on brand new missions to figure out what Zoraxis is up to, use their elite spy skills to retrieve vital intelligence for the Agency, and try their very best not to die mid mission.

“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. “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.”

The next installment in this franchise builds upon the success of the original game.

I Expect You To Die won many awards, including 2018 Official Selection for Cinequest VR Awards, the Immersive Perspective Awards, Indie MEGABOOTH 2017 Official Selection at PAX East 2017, and the 2015 Proto Awards. It has also been nominated for several prominent awards, including the 2017 D.I.C.E. Awards, SXSW Gaming Awards, and the Unity Awards. To date, the original game has earned more than $6 million in gross revenue across all platforms.

The company plans to announce the specific VR platforms for I Expect You To Die 2 at a later date. The game is set to launch sometime in 2021, and is available to wishlist on Steam.

“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.”

To commemorate this announcement, I Expect You To Die goes on sale for 20% off as the January 28th Daily Deal on the Oculus Quest Store. The game will also be on sale in an Oculus bundle that includes Schell Games’ 2020 VR sword fighting game Until You Fall from January 29 to February 5, 2021. Each game will be on sale for 20% off.

 

 

About Schell Games

Schell Games is the largest full-service educa­tional and enter­tain­ment game devel­op­ment company in the United States. Founded in 2002 by award-winning game designer and author Jesse Schell, the studio heralds a highly talented array of artists, program­mers, producers, and game designers. Schell Games creates highly engaging experiences for mobile, VR/AR, PC, console, handheld, online, and social; location-based entertainment and theme park attrac­tions; connected toys; and virtual worlds. The company counts some of the world’s most respected brands as clients, including The Walt Disney Company, Google, Facebook, Yale Univer­sity, SeaWorld Parks and Enter­tain­ment, and Fred Rogers Productions. For more infor­ma­tion on Schell Games, visit http://www.schellgames.com.

About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.

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