First Class Trouble – A survival guide to an AI uprising

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First Class Trouble – A survival guide to an AI uprising

A hidden identity game where you either try to stop the rogue AI, or become it.

Welcome aboard the Alithea, a luxurious state-of-the-art space cruiser, where nothing is what it seems. Cue ominous music. What began as a relaxing vacation to outer space has erupted into a full-blown A.I. uprising, and those “friendly servants” who’ve been providing bottomless champagne are now trying to kill you!

First Class Trouble is a social deception party game, which means communication with the other players is key. Unfortunately, it also means you can’t trust anyone. The situation may sound dire, and things can get chaotic quickly, but don’t panic yet (even if you catch on fire, or get shoved into a pool)! We’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you survive the wrath of C.A.I.N.

First Class Trouble – A survival guide to an AI uprising

First, let’s start with the basics: At the beginning of each game, you’ll be randomly assigned the role of either Resident or Personoid. Residents are human passengers, and Personoids are mechanically engineered assistants whose programming has been overwritten.

Although everyone plays together, you’ll have different objectives to complete depending on your role. Here you’ll have a crucial decision to make: collaborate or deceive?

For Residents, your main goal is to shut down the rogue A.I. at the heart of the Alithea. To reach C.A.I.N., you’ll need to collect three keycards to progress to the next level deeper inside the ship.

For Personoids, your main goal is simple: stop the Residents from succeeding at all costs. That means lying, tricking, and ultimately ridding the ship of those pesky humans.

Despite the many potential perils in the game (and there are a lot), deception is arguably the most deadly weapon to wield in First Class Trouble. Who can you trust? Should you follow the player asking for your help with a co-operative task, or are they leading into a trap?

Only you can decide, but here’s a few helpful things to keep in mind:

  • Residents need oxygen to survive and can replenish the ship’s supply by finding spare canisters and turning them in at designated oxygen stations. Personoids don’t need air and can sabotage those same stations, so be on the lookout for anyone suspiciously lingering near one.
  • Personoids are tricksters and will always be looking for opportunities to shove an unsuspecting Resident into fire or lock them in a freezer. However, Personoids can also use syringes against Residents for an up close insta-kill. If you see another player grab a syringe, watch out!
  • Each level requires three keycards to move to the next location. To stop Residents from advancing, a dastardly Personoid can collect a keycard and play keep away. Be careful, though. Players can see who’s carrying a keycard, so hang on to that card too long, and it’s bound to draw suspicion.
  • Don’t necessarily be in a rush to complete levels. Explore and see if you can find pieces of the passenger log. Each one found reveals more hints about who the Personoids are.
  • During the course of a game, there will be opportunities to work together in order to complete an objective. A Personoid who cooperates could potentially earn the trust of a Resident. Just sayin’.
  • After a player has been eliminated, their body remains as evidence. Personoids would be wise to hide it before Residents can use a corpse scanner and learn their true identity.
  • Oh, and about that whole “getting shoved into a pool thing” mentioned earlier? A good samaritan can throw you a floaty to stop you from drowning. How nice of them!

We hope these tips have provided you with a helpful introduction to First Class Trouble. You’ll learn more as you go, but we leave you with one last kernel of advice: Always be thinking ahead. Calculating when and where to make your next move is the key to your survival.

As revealed during today’s State of Play, First Class Trouble launches into PlayStation Plus for both for PS4 and PS5 on November 2. We can’t wait for you to come aboard and experience the chaos for yourselves! You can play with up to six players, so invite your friends… and try to remain friends afterwards.

*PlayStation Plus is an ongoing subscription with recurring fees until cancelled. Age restrictions apply. See here for full terms & conditions. PlayStation Plus monthly games are available to play for the duration of your subscription only.

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  • Glad it’s launching on PS+. Will check it out for sure

  • Great game

  • How come my avatar is still my 5 year old avatar and not my current one?

  • This actually looks pretty neat, looking forward to trying it out.

  • 3D Among Us, I’m in!

  • This might be a blast. 6 people seems too low though. Guess we will see.

  • Meh, just a clone of The Ship.

  • First Class Trouble = amogus

  • Is it crossplatform play with pc?

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  • I tried it and uninstalled it after 5 minutes. Not a single tutorial.. you just jump into a game and get trolled. Also the menu is unintuitive..
    I might be getting old, but feels like a beta.

    • Not a lot of hand holding but its pretty simple. Just keep playing and you will learn. Its a fun game and its worth learning how to play. Key thing is to communicate!

  • Was looking forward to this game.
    Unfortunately i got disappointed.
    Only 6 players and 2 are suspect’s?
    This game should have atleast 10 players.
    Played a game yesterday and me and 2 other where alive once we hit the first elevator(the rest was killed). Air lock vote right after doors open..both personoids voted me as suspect and they won. Needs at least 10 player’s, AT LEAST.

    It’s very unclear what you should do and why do you take the elevator? The voting, does it always start after elevator ride? The oxygen part is also unclear. And why the grabbing/holding?
    This game should have a good tutorial.

  • Game is fine, but it’s basically garbage if you’re playing with randoms, no voice chat it says “not logged in” so that’s more frustrating, but i bet it’d be more fun with friends i guess.

  • Can’t wait

  • Everyone: waiting for HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST
    EVERYONE AFTER SEEING ALL THE FAN HATE: on second thought I am moving to PC

    • What are u smoking? Fan hate for what? Forbidden West looks amazing. U clowns are an epidemic. Move to PC and enjoy the wait. PlayStation is more successful than ever. I’ll be playing HFW and GT7 come March.

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  • I too was excited to play the game, I downloaded as it was a ps plus monthly game for Nov 2021, Only 3 players I was one, no one knew what to do, I was then given a reminder that the game will end in 9 mins, which it did and I was not able to play ever again. I felt I was given a 15 min free trial. Now it’s uninstalled and staying that way I felt wripped off Sony.

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