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Police Simulator: Patrol Officers

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: astragon Software
Developer: Aesir Interactive

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'Police Simulator: Patrol Officers' Available Through Steam Early Access, Reveals Roadmap - Trailer

by Rainier on June 18, 2021 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT

Handcuffs and radar on hand, players will don the badge of a male or female United States police officer and patrol the first district and five neighborhoods of a bustling American city.

Police Simulator: Patrol Officers will paint a realistic picture of a patrol officer’s job in a fictional American city called Brighton. Police fans will wear their virtual badges proudly as they ensure order and safety. Players will be able to patrol the first neighborhood of the introductory city district at launch. If they perform well with their superiors, they’ll unlock access to four more neighborhoods in this first district, where pedestrians and vehicular traffic simulate the impression of a living complex metropolis.

Police fans will begin their careers by choosing one of eight different playable characters. Instead of a lengthy tutorial, a system of unlockable content will teach players all the  skills they need while on patrol. Handy tool tips will provide additional information. 

Collecting shift-points during the workday, which in turn become duty stars, will unlock new districts, new neighborhoods, and new police cars. During shifts, tasks will include enforcing parking regulations, recording traffic accidents, and penalizing traffic offenses like speeding or jaywalking. On top of that, players will have to keep an eye out for wanted suspects.

Appropriate and lawful behavior towards Brighton’s citizens is an integral part of Police Simulator: Patrol Officers. A Conduct Point System will log and penalize abuses of power. Virtual police officers who are found to have acted against the law and the department’s code of conduct will be stripped of their badges and fired.

The title also will include a casual game mode where players will be able to receive hints they wouldn’t normally receive in the main simulation portion of the game. Players will receive tips on crimes occurring in their immediate vicinity. Additionally, they’ll be shown more leniency when it comes to breaking the law, such as speeding or jaywalking. Serious offences like police brutality, however, will still be severely punished. Players will also be able to disable police vehicle collisions with NPCs while in this mode.

Police Simulator. Patrol Officers is now available through Steam Early Access for 19.99 Euro/USD 24.99/17.99 GBP.

At the beginning of the game’s early access phase on Steam players can start their first shifts in the introductory city district named “Melting Pot”, which includes five lively neighborhoods, that can be unlocked by collecting shift points and duty stars: Northpoint, Downtown, Alcombey, Chester and Beaufort Landing. Melting Pot offers players a very diverse cityscape characterized by both historical and state-of-the-art architecture, where pedestrians and vehicular traffic simulate the impression of a living complex metropolis.

In the coming months, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers will be expanded through regular updates and will receive even more game depth through the addition of new districts, tasks, equipment, and vehicles as well as a cooperative multiplayer. As it should be for a game in early access, the intensive involvement of the player community will be an essential part of the ongoing development.

Not only are police and simulation game fans now called upon to patrol the streets of the fictional US metropolis Brighton to protect law and order, they are also able to contribute their ideas and wishes to the ongoing development and to join forces with the Police Simulator in the coming weeks and months. For this purpose, an official roadmap was recently published, which not only provides information about the future content of the game, but also gives gamers the opportunity to vote for their favorite features.

Key Features:

  • Parking surveillance – Situative issuing of parking tickets and/or towing of vehicles for parking against the direction of travel, exceeding the permitted parking time, and non-observance of parking restrictions. Fines may  also be issued for parked cars with expired license plates.
  • Traffic violations by pedestrians – If a pedestrian is endangering themselves and others (by ignoring a red light at an intersection, for instance), officers should intervene. Careless littering is also frowned upon on the streets and sidewalks of Brighton.
  • Traffic accidents – Different types of accidents, which can develop dynamically from traffic events, will demand different actions by officers. This includes calling for an ambulance, interviewing witnesses, drug and alcohol tests, and more. Players should always keep a watchful eye on moving traffic.
  • Speed control – Measure the speed of moving vehicles while standing on the roadside with a radar gun or by utilizing the speed measuring instrument in one’s police car. Issue tickets when appropriate.
  • Search and arrest wanted suspects: Now and then, the police department’s call center will issue information about wanted suspects. One may encounter a person matching the call center’s descriptions during patrol. A key element of investigations is questioning witnesses, as they might offer valuable information regarding a suspect.
  • Traffic control – Going on patrol in one’s police car will offer players new perspectives on Brighton’s traffic and streets. Use sirens to pass around other vehicles or to prompt them to pull over.
  • The Crime Map will help fans maintain an overview of the different districts and neighborhoods of Brighton. Players will be able to monitor increases in offences in order to determine which areas demand a stronger police presence.

Police Simulator: Patrol Officers will be available in early access via Steam and the official astragon homepage in Spring 2021 for 19.99 Euro/USD 24.99/17.99 GBP (RSP).

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