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After an outstanding PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium update earlier this week, attention now turns to PS Plus Essential – which will be furnished with another launch day addition in April. While the full lineup is still to be confirmed, we know that creative shooter Meet Your Maker will be available day one, from 4th April. So, what do you need to know about it?

Well, it’s being developed by Canadian studio Behaviour Interactive, who’s perhaps best known for its asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight (more on that momentarily). But conceptually, this couldn’t be more different: it combines building and raiding, where every single level in the release is created by fans.

The idea is that you’ll need to construct labyrinths to protect a precious material named GenMat, while other players will try to raid your base to steal it away. You’ll obviously also be able to loot the outposts of other players to take the precious currency away from them, allowing you to further fortify your own stronghold with even more cunning contraptions.

One of the neat features in this game is you’ll be able to carefully analyse the attacks on your base, so you can see how players are overcoming your defences, and make adjustments accordingly. If all this sounds too isolating, then you can build and attack co-operatively if you like, so there’s a collaborative multiplayer aspect to the experience as well.

The developer’s said it’s treating this game like a live service, so it’s eager to add dastardly traps, deadly weapons, and more over time. It’s starting out with a Dead by Daylight crossover: if you own both games, then you’ll automatically unlock content in each one, including unique props and decorations in Meet Your Maker to further customise your outpost with.

The full lineup of crossover content is as follows:

Meet Your Maker

  • 2 Building blocks inspired by the Macmillan Estate Realm
  • 1 Animated Generator Prop
  • 1 Pallet Prop
  • 1 Basement Light Prop
  • An assortment of decals including Scratch marks, Blood Trails, Bunny Feng, Nea’s Grafiti, and more.

Dead by Daylight

  • Very rare Pentekath’s Suit for Meg Thomas
  • 3 unique Killer weapons for The Trapper (Crunching Blade), The Huntress (Toothed Axe), and The Wraith (Biomechanical Spine)

Ultimately, we’re quite excited to test this title out when PS Plus updates on 4th April, 2023. Clearly the developer’s been inspired by those viral Super Mario Maker videos, but it’s managed to attach a reward loop to overcoming impossible odds. If accumulating GenMat genuinely feels rewarding, and the moment-to-moment FPS raiding is rock solid, then this could be a surprise hit.