Back in April last year THQ Nordic hinted that their PC hit, This is the Police, would be heading to Xbox One, but only really teased us with a release date. Today, THQ Nordic have confirmed the date that This is the Police will be patrolling Xbox One consoles up and down the land.
The press release for this announcement comes in the form of a letter from the game’s protagonist, Freeburg PD Chief of Police, Jack Boyd and reads as follows;
Dear PC Community,
Allow me to briefly introduce myself. My name is Boyd, Jack Boyd, Freeburg’s Police Chief in charge, and I hereby would like to revoke our exclusivity.
To cut to the chase: the PCMR (not only the subreddit, but the entire PC gaming community) had me exclusively for quite some time now. Here are some alternative facts for you: After playing my gritty ass for 1.7 million hours, raking in 85 billion dollars of corruption money (President Trump, let me pay for that wall), and protecting the mob from tens of thousands of charges and felonies, I think it is time to move on.
After offering my services on the PC platform over the past couple of months, I’m tired, exhausted, bored and just need a change of scenery. I recently got an offer from two competing platform holders in that department. I would like to do without the usual name-dropping of Microsoft and Sony, but sometimes a man’s gotta do, what a man’s gotta do.
I hope you are not disappointed when our period of exclusivity is over, and that I would like to start working on other platforms beginning with March 22nd 2017.
Chief of Police, Freeburg PD
Personally, I found that rather novel.
This is the Police is a strategy – adventure game set in a city spiraling into the drain. Taking on the role of Jack Boyd, you’ll dive deep into a story of crime and intrigue. Will Jack reach his retirement with a huge pile of cash, or will he end up dead broke, or just dead?
You’ll need to make $500,000 in 180 game days and it’s completely up to you how that is done. The game is all about a dark story and how you react to it. Whatever you decide, your choices will influence the game.
Find the bad guys and decide how you’ll deal with them. Face the challenges of being the Chief, including defending the force in City Hall against a corrupt Mayor. Solve investigations and gather evidence against criminal gangs and deal with the competing powers of the City.
As Jack has already told you, above, This is the Police is out on the 22nd of March.