White Paper Makes ‘Tough Decision’ to Delay The Occupation Until 2019

Developer White Paper Games today announced that it had made the “extremely tough decision” to delay The Occupation.

In July, the Manchester-based studio had confirmed that its real-time first-person investigative thriller would launch on October 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Now, White Paper has pushed the launch date for all platforms, both physically and digitally, to February 5, 2019.

“We know that right now the game is so close to being complete and ready to play, but we also know that there are some tweaks and improvements that we need to make in order for it to be something that we’re proud to release and an experience that we’re happy to hand over to you all,” the developer wrote on Tumblr.

“We’ve spent the past four years living in the world of The Occupation, so we see the short delay as a small sacrifice to make sure we create something that values your time.

“Thank you for all the incredible support so far — we just have one more push to make before we’re able to share it with you all!”

The Occupation transports players to the North West of England in 1987, with the British government putting into force ‘The Union Act’ after a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 23 people.

Assuming the role of a journalist, players can either fight back against The Union Act and its violation of the public’s privacy or continue through the story without opposing it.