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Wetware trailer uploads real time hacking strategy into your eyes

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Wait, am I allowed to write about something called "Wetware" on a family-friendly website? Oh, right, it's a hacking game. That makes more sense. In fact, it's that particular strand of completely unrealistic neon-blue hacking game; the type that transports you into the tension-filled world inhabited by certain ridiculously cheesy films. Hack the planet!

I absolutely adored Introversion's Uplink for bringing the moody cyberpunk vibe of hacking's cinematic depiction into reality. I get that same feeling from this preview trailer for Reality Council's Wetware , which seems to focus on a more strategic, almost boardgame-like layer.

Reality Council's Pete Murdoch describes the game as a "real-time-ish strategy" in which you play as one of the world's megacorporations, hacking, bribing and corrupting your way to victory over your rivals. It all sounds agreeably devoid of morals.

Wetware is due out later this year for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Phil Savage
Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.