Releasing on PC last year, Prison Architect proved to be a success, giving players the opportunity to build and maintain their own prisons. The game sold over 1.5 million copies. Now, the ‘simulator’ is coming to consoles, specifically the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Xbox 360 this spring.
Build a prison, hire guards and staff, look after your inmates and keep them fed, cleaned and educated, and expand your creation. It doesn’t always run smoothly though, and you will have to deal with outbreaks, prison break attempts and riots. The console editions include a fully-fledged story mode and sandbox mode with entirely new in-game community features allowing players to build, maintain and share their maximum security prisons with the touch of a button.
“Prison Architect stands as a truly unique, thought provoking look into how one would build and operate their own Prison playing out the consequences of your decisions. We were delighted that Introversion chose us to develop and publish the console editions of Prison Architect, as one of the most respected developers in the world that meant so much to all of us as we know this is their baby. We only take on games that we enjoy and that we know we can do a stellar job of creating; both Introversion and future players deserve no less,” said Mark South, chief operating officer of Double Eleven.
Pricing and specific release dates haven’t been announced yet, but it’s exciting news for those interested in running their own prison! Now, if only the game shared a cross-over feature with Team 17’s The Escapists, allowing you to escape from your own prison. Hmmmm….