Duesseldorf/Germany, July 13, 2021 – Roughly four weeks after starting into early access Police Simulator: Patrol Officers by Aesir Interactive and astragon Entertainment has received a very positive feedback by reviewers, content creators and the community (87% positive reviews on Steam™). It is now time for the first content expansion: The Background Check update gives players the opportunity to unlock “Downtown”, the second district of the fictional US metropolis Brighton. It comes with 5 new neighborhoods: Callahan, Callahan Financial Sector, Chester, Baytown and Conway. Here, players can look forward to the second vehicle of the police simulation, the Gladiator 6 SUV, and the police computer which is now not only integrated into each vehicle, but also available during foot patrols on the virtual officers’ smartphones. The Background Check update will be released today on Steam™ at 4 p.m. CEST/7 a.m. PST.
The Background Check update release trailer offers some first impressions of the new features.
A completely new district to patrol
The new district Downtown forms the lively heart of the city of Brighton. Skyscrapers line up with skyscrapers and form an impressive skyline. The district consists of a total of five neighborhoods: Callahan, Callahan Financial Sector, Chester, Baytown and Conway. A little further out, strollers can expect wide spaces - and the large Conway Stadium! The symmetrical street layout is testament to the youth of this district
Of course with a new police vehicle!
The Gladiator 6 is an impressive SUV, which gives the officer behind its wheel not only a sense of security due to its heavy body, but also enables a better overview of what is happening on the road thanks to the raised seat.
The police computer as a reliable partner for vehicle and identity checks
From now on, all police vehicles offer an integrated police computer that allows officers to query background information on suspicious persons or vehicles, for example by using ID cards, insurance papers or license plates. Even when patrolling on foot the police computer will not let the officers down, because it is connected to the smartphones they are always carrying on their person.
A call to the community: Seize the chance to test updates before their official release!
Fans of the game were able to subject the Background Check update to an extensive beta test on Steam™ before its final release, and thus helped directly with its development and refinement. This opportunity will also be available for the upcoming expansions, each of which will be open for testing about 14 days before the actual release. Information on exactly how the beta test works, and what players have to do to take part, can be found here. The official Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Roadmap offers a precise overview of all upcoming content.
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers, the new simulation game by the Munich-based developer studio Aesir Interactive and the successful German publisher astragon Entertainment is available for PC via Steam™ and the official astragon homepage for 19.99 Euro/USD 24.99/17.99 GBP (RSP). The game is supported by a game-grant of the German funding body FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.