Political Thriller 'The Occupation' Will Now Release in March This Year

Developer White Paper Games have revealed the final release date for their much-delayed game The Occupation as it has now got the go-ahead to release on March 5th, 2019

The Occupation by developer White Paper Games has had more delays than my usual trip from Ireland to America. It was first announced that it would release on October 9 last year, but then got delayed again until February 5, 2019, in order to apply some more finishing touches, but unfortunately, that isn’t happening and the new date is March 2019 which is really only a few weeks from its previous date.

White paper Games took to Twitter today to issue a statement in regards to their (fingers crossed) final release date for the upcoming first-person title. I’m sure the setbacks have been frustrating for the studio, but now it looks as if this could very well be the last draw-back for the studio since they have now been given the green light and we will finally get our hands on it.

Humble Bundle had stepped in to help publish The Occupation and teamed up with Manchester-based developer – they have also helped publish games that included A Hat in Time, Mineko’s Night Market, and Aegis Defenders. In The Occupation you play as a whistle-blowing journalist set in North West England in 1987. An explosion has triggered a controversial act terrorist attack and has left 23 dead. You play out the game investigating and questioning people on their actions from the very night the attack happened with each person you talk to having a different take than the other on what exactly went down on that fearful night.

As you are the reporter, it’s up to you to figure this mess out as events happen in real-time and you must make decisions based on the evidence you have gathered. You set the rules and the narrative in The Occupation, so whatever happens is down to you.

The Occupation will release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 5th 2019

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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