Ultimate Games have got a bit of a line in the simulator market, and they’ve got a host of those titles planned for launch in the coming years – Farm Mechanic Simulator and Ultimate Summer, for two. Today though they are detailing the first instances of Riot Control Simulator, confirming that it’ll be coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S among other formats.
It’ll be the PC world who first get hands-on with Riot Control Simulator in 2022, but then, the year after that, it’ll also be dropping onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
Riot Control Simulator will see you given the chance to take charge of services suppressing street protests, as you go about restoring law and order in cities. This will mean you find yourself working through a realistic simulator of pacifying raging crowds, which will distinguish itself thanks to, among others, extensive tactical options and a system of moral choices.
A joint publishing project of Games Box S.A. and Ultimate Games S.A, with the development side of things handled by those at the Polish studio Corpix Games, Riot Control Simulator certainly looks to be unique. Yes, we’ve already had RIOT: Civil Unrest, but Riot Control Simulator will allow you the chance to lead the law enforcement services that keep the city streets safe. The goal of the game will be to maintain control and to avert the dangers posed by raging crowds of protesters.
As announced by the creators, Riot Control Simulator will offer many different challenges and numerous locations inspired by cities from various countries. The gameplay is supposed to require a large dose of craftiness and the ability to select the proper tactics for a given situation. A special moral choices system is also being developed.
“The modern world is full of unrest, and practically every day brings news of protests erupting in various parts of the world. Sometimes these activities are spontaneous, other times they involve organised and trained individuals. In all cases, however, they pose a considerable challenge for the police and other governmental forces, which we intend to realistically depict in the game. When developing Riot Control Simulator, we put a lot of emphasis on details, so that the player can accurately experience the situation from the perspective of law enforcement services” – said Tomasz Supeł, CEO at Games Box S.A.
You’ll be given a good old range of options too, alongside various equipment to use including heavy vehicles, water cannons and even tanks.
The methods of handling the crowd are also supposed to be varied – there will be attempts to amicably suppress the protest, to utilising brutal and ruthless pacification. Those behind Riot Control Simulator emphasise that, for example, when using tight formation players will be able to catch the most aggressive protesters, but more non-standard solutions will also be available, including ones based on provocation and infiltration.
Main features will include:
- restoring law and order on the streets;
- a system of moral choices;
- locations from around the world;
- varied equipment for pacifying crowds;
- formations and tactics.
Riot Control Simulator is currently scheduled to hit PC (Steam) in 2022, with a 2023 launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.
Give the trailer below a watch and let us know if you’ll be getting involved in calming those riots.