German developer Aesir Interactive and publisher astragon Entertainment released the Nightshift with Friends update for Police Simulator: Patrol Officers. Players are put in the role of a police officer in a fictional United States city of Brighton and take to the streets alone or with others.
In the Nightshift with Friends update for Police Simulator: Patrol Officers take to the realistic 3D world of Brighton with newly added two player co-op. Road flares and flashlights are available for players working the new nightshift. Additional violations can be cited such as smoking exhaust, loud engines, and broken headlights.
Gameplay has seen a significant number of improvements. Dynamic accident chances have been reduced by nearly 50%. CP losses and SP gains are new seen immediately. XP calculations are now adjusted to reduce the effect of CP loss. Stolen car detainment is now listed as a reason in background checks. Several light adjustments have occurred including the disabling of the bright white emergency lights on stationary ambulances. A wide range of other UI tweaks and bug fixes were included in the update with a full 2.0 update patch note list available here.
With the early access release, players are also asked to contribute their ideas and wishes to the ongoing development of the game in the coming weeks and months. An official roadmap has been published on the Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Trello board. Information about the future content planned for the game is listed on the roadmap and gamers are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite features. The game is supported with a game-grant of the German funding body FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and being developed on Unreal Engine 4.
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is available in early access on Windows PC through Steam for $24.99 USD. For more information about Police Simulator: Patrol Officers follow @PolSimulator on Twitter or visit the game’s website at patrol-officers.com.
astragon Entertainment (@astragon_games Twitter) is an independent German game publisher located in Duesseldorf since 2019. Founded in July, 2020 the then Hagen based company began its journey to assemble a diverse portfolio of high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator or Bus Simulator.
Aesir Interactive (@AesirInteractiv Twitter) is a German development studio based in Munich. The company employs over 35 passionate designers, artists, and programmers. Using the Unreal Engine, Aesir uses its diverse team to craft memorable experiences through elegance, discipline, and excellence.
FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (@FFFBayern Twitter) provides funding for story and project development, production of feature and television films, cinemas, and video games among other media productions. In addition to its funding activities, FFF Bayern is involved in extensive consulting and information services for the film, television, and games industry.