Investigative Thriller ‘The Occupation’ Receives Release Date for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Humble Bundle announced that the White Paper Game’s developed first-person exploration thriller The Occupation will release digitally across PlayStation 4’s PSN, Xbox One’s Xbox Live, and PC-via Humble Store and Steam on October 9.

The Occupation tells the story of an explosion that triggered a controversial act which threatens the civil liberties of the British population. The player will need to question civilians and learn the truth about the events that occurred. Evidently, this includes influencing a character’s action and behaviors through dialog in order to find results. Players will be able to approach confrontations differently depending on their playstyle, take a direct route or play carefully. In-game events will play out in real-time and the player will need to plan accordingly.

“We’re delighted to be bringing The Occupation to physical retail later this year,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director at Sold Out. “It’s one of those games which grips you from the moment you start, the fact that it’s real-time is a fantastic point of difference leading to a captivating experience unlike anything else this year.”

“Partnering with Sold Out has been a huge opportunity for us to let even more players around the world experience our work,” said Pete Bottomley, Co-Founder, and Designer at White Paper Games. “It’s been a long journey and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved considering we’re still a small team. We can’t wait to see how people resonate with The Occupation and we’re even more excited now that we have a release date!”

Developer White Paper Games is based out of Manchester, England and has previously released Either One on PS4 and PC-via Steam and GOG. The game is also a first-person exploration title, which has received Mostly Positive reviews from Steam users since it’s release in 2014.

You can check out the announcement trailer below:

Author’s take: I can’t seem to get enough of a good first-person adventure game with detective elements. I enjoy exploring a dark and corrupt world while using my instincts to progress the narrative. The Occupation definitely looks like a world I’d like to explore.

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