Protecting the virtual city of Brighton as a police officer in Police Simulator: Patrol Officers has so far been a pure single-player experience. This is now set to change with the next major Early Access update of the successful police simulation: On August 26, 2021, astragon Entertainment and Aesir Interactive will release the big multiplayer update Nightshift with Friends during the course of this year’s gamescom game show. From then on, virtual officers will be able to go on patrol with another person in a 2-player co-op mode, and experience additional brand-new features.

After the recently released Background Check update which added a new vehicle, an additional district and the police computer for checking suspicious vehicles and persons, fans of the popular simulation game can already look forward to the next content highlight: The Nightshift with Friends update introduces a 2-player co-op mode that allows players to patrol the streets of Brighton in pairs and have each other’s backs.

While doing so, they will also be confronted with some new legal violations: Not only are graffiti sprayers up to mischief on the streets of Brighton, smoking exhaust pipes on vehicles will also become a new problem that police officers should keep an eye on, if they want to maintain law and order in their neighborhoods.

For those who prefer the quiet of the night to go patrol, the newly introduced night shifts allow them to move their workday to the darker hours of Brighton. Of course, the Brighton PD will provide officers with new equipment such as torches and warning flares to investigate further new offenses such as too-loud engines on vehicles or driving without lights after dark.

As with every major update released for Police Simulator: Patrol Officers, fans of the game will be able to try out the Nightshift with Friends update in advance next week during an extensive beta test on Steam™, and thus contribute directly to its development and refinement. The exact date for the start of the open beta test will be announced soon on the game’s official channels. A detailed overview of upcoming content can be found in the official Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Roadmap.

Police Simulator: Patrol Officers 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. All contents of the update phases until the official end of Early Access are already included in the price.

More Information:

Steam™: https://store.steampowered.com/app/997010/Police_Simulator_Patrol_Officers/

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