The Precinct

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Kwalee
Developer: Fallen Tree Games
Release Date: 2024

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'The Precinct' Is A Top-Down Sandbox Police Game Coming To PS5, Xbox Series X|S And PC In 2024 - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 10, 2023 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT

The Precinct immerses players in a captivating experience as they navigate the richly detailed early-1980s Averno City — a single-player, top-down, action sandbox police game.

Within this neon-noir action sandbox, where gangs reign over the streets and corruption taints the very fabric of the city, players will embark on a relentless quest to uncover the truth. Engaging in thrilling vehicle chases through destructible environments, they will attempt to restore order and bring justice to the troubled metropolis.

You are Officer Nick Cordell, Jr. As a rookie beat cop fresh out of the Academy, you're on the front line of defence for Averno's citizens. Dive into a world of thrilling car chases, procedurally-generated crimes, and a healthy dose of 1980s noir as you protect the populace and solve the mystery of your father's murder in the line of duty. 

Take to the Streets 

A love letter to classic cop movies, The Precinct combines police sim detail with action sandbox spectacle. Patrol the streets and respond to callouts to fight criminals petty and powerful. Choose your own tactics in thrilling chases and shootouts. Feel the shifting power struggles of Averno's gangs in a living city full of procedurally generated crimes, from parking infractions to bank heists, street racing to drug deals. 

Hot Pursuit 

Speed through the city in intense car and helicopter chases and pursue your mark through twisting alleyways before bringing them to justice. There's no need to be a lone wolf: You've got Averno's Finest backing you up, with an in-depth support system that allows you to call in squad cars, roadblocks, spike strips, and more. 

A Sleepless City 

Explore the ever-shifting criminal underbelly of Averno City. Deal with yuppies, bums, street vendors and furious taxi drivers from the Projects to the Financial District. Chase perps through neon-lit alleys, rain-soaked streets, and grand, decaying parklands, all subject to a day/night cycle and dynamic weather. This is the 1980s East Coast in all its neon-noir glory. 

"Fallen Tree Games have a proven track record of creating excellent games which are enjoyed by the community. Our team is honoured and excited about collaborating with the talented team at Fallen Tree Games to release their next game, The Precinct," said Ben Forrester, Head of PC & Console, Kwalee.

"We are delighted to partner with Kwalee, a renowned industry leader known for their expertise and passion in delivering exceptional gaming experiences. This collaboration will allow us to leverage their resources and support to bring our vision for 'The Precinct' to life on an even grander scale. We couldn't be more excited to work hand-in-hand with Kwalee to create a police game that will captivate and delight players worldwide," stated Joe Moulding and Lewis Boadle, Fallen Tree Games.

The Precinct is coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in 2024.

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