Release Date Announced for Real-Time Thriller The Occupation

The Occupation, the real-time first-person investigative thriller from White Paper Games, will launch on October 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

That’s according to Sold Out, who today confirmed that the physical and digital versions would launch simultaneously.

Taking place in 1987 in the North West of England, The Occupation has players take on the role of a journalist in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 23 people. In response to the event, the British government establishes ‘The Union Act,’ which infringes on the public’s personal liberties.

The Occupation

Humble Bundle is publishing the Manchester-based studio’s latest title.

The Occupation allows players to take on one of two paths: either become a whistleblowing journalist fighting against The Union Act or progress through the story without taking a stand against it.

“Partnering with Sold Out has been a huge opportunity for us to let even more players around the world experience our work,” said Pete Bottomley, co-founder and designer at White Paper Games.

“It’s been a long journey and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved considering we’re still a small team. We can’t wait to see how people resonate with The Occupation and we’re even more excited now that we have a release date!”

Sarah Hoeksma, marketing director at Sold Out, added: “We’re delighted to be bringing The Occupation to physical retail later this year. It’s one of those games that grips you from the moment you start. The fact that it’s real-time is a fantastic point of difference leading to a captivating experience unlike anything else this year.”