Real-time political adventure game The Occupation has been delayed by a month. It’s now expected to be out in March for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Making video games is hard. When The Occupation was originally announced in 2017, it was expected to release that year itself. The release date slipped into the next year, and then again, until we had something of a lock for February this year. The game has now been delayed again, and will release exactly one month after its previous date. Expect The Occupation on 5th March on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
The announcement comes by way of a tweet from developer White Paper Games:
We've finally been able to lock the release date of The Occupation to 5th March, 2019. We've had to wait a little longer to get organised on all the platforms but we've had the green light so we should be able to share our last 4 years of work with you VERY soon. pic.twitter.com/MFwTBXndnA
— White Paper Games (@WhitePaperGames) January 16, 2019
Going by the tweet, it appears that the delay was required to ensure a simultaneous release across all three platforms.
The Occupation is a 4-hour long adventure that plays out in real-time, a rarity in games these days. Set in 1980s United Kingdom, the game takes place in the aftermath of an explosion that has brought in an parliamentary act that would erode civil liberties. You play as a journalist who must interview and investigate to get to the bottom of what happened that night, and your actions (or lack thereof) will have an impact on all of Britain.
To elaborate on a bit on the whole real-time thing – The Occupation features characters who each have their routines to follow over the course of the game. You’ll have to manage your time wisely (you even get an alarm and timer-equipped watch), so try not to dawdle.
Have a look at the game’s trailer:
If you’d rather trade the political intrigue for some East Asian horror, have a look at Devotion, which releases next month. Another adventure game releasing around the same time is the murder mystery Rainswept.