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  Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Eagerly Awaited Multiplayer Update to be Released During  Gamescom 2021
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  • The multiplayer update "Nightshift with Friends" will be released on 26 August during gamescom 2021.
  • The update includes the extensive 2-player co-op mode as well as new gameplay features such as Nightshift, tracking graffiti vandalism and more.
  • Fans can test the new update extensively in an open beta test starting next week.

Duesseldorf/Germany, August 5, 2021 – Protecting the virtual city of Brighton as a police officer in Police Simulator: Patrol Officer has so far been a pure single-player experience. This is now set to change with the next major Early Access update of the successful police simulation: On August 26, 2021, astragon Entertainment and Aesir Interactive will release the big multiplayer update Nightshift with Friends during the course of this year’s gamescom game show. From then on, virtual officers will be able to go on patrol with another person in a 2-player co-op mode, and experience additional brand-new features.

After the recently released Background Check update which added a new vehicle, an additional district and the police computer for checking suspicious vehicles and persons, fans of the popular simulation game can already look forward to the next content highlight: The Nightshift with Friends update introduces a 2-player co-op mode that allows players to patrol the streets of Brighton in pairs and have each other's backs.

While doing so, they will also be confronted with some new legal violations: Not only are graffiti sprayers up to mischief on the streets of Brighton, smoking exhaust pipes on vehicles will also become a new problem that police officers should keep an eye on, if they want to maintain law and order in their neighborhoods.

For those who prefer the quiet of the night to go patrol, the newly introduced night shifts allow them to move their workday to the darker hours of Brighton. Of course, the Brighton PD will provide officers with new equipment such as torches and warning flares to investigate further new offenses such as too-loud engines on vehicles or driving without lights after dark.

As with every major update released for Police Simulator: Patrol Officers, fans of the game will be able to try out the Nightshift with Friends update in advance next week during an extensive beta test on Steam™, and thus contribute directly to its development and refinement. The exact date for the start of the open beta test will be announced soon on the game’s official channels. A detailed overview of upcoming content can be found in the official Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Roadmap.

Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is available for PC via Steam™ and the official astragon homepage for 19.99 Euro/USD 24.99/17.99 GBP (RSP). The game is supported by a game-grant of the German funding body FilmFernsehFonds Bayern. All contents of the update phases until the official end of Early Access are already included in the price.

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About astragon Entertainment GmbH 
astragon Entertainment (founded on July 25, 2000 in Hagen/Germany, since 2019 based in Duesseldorf/Germany) is one of the leading independent German games publishers. The focus of the diverse product portfolio of our company, lies on high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator, or Bus Simulator, but also many other exciting games such as Police Simulator: Patrol Officers or Drone Swarm. The distribution of high-quality licensed and distribution products such as Farming Simulator, Transport Fever 2 and SnowRunner complete our attractive product range. astragon games are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets, and PC. Find more information at:

About Aesir Interactive  
Aesir Interactive is a German development studio based in Munich, Bavaria. Over 35 passionate designers, artists and programmers lay the foundation for engaging games and innovative interactive applications. As a leading Unreal Engine developer, Aesir established a formidable tech-stack and workflow for smooth continuous development and integration, creating lively and beautiful worlds for passionate gamers across the globe on all major consoles and PC.  
The diverse members of Aesir come from all over the world, yet they share a common path – Crafting memorable experiences through elegance, discipline, and excellence. For more information, visit

About FilmFernsehFonds Bayern 
FFF Bayern provides funding for story and project development, the production of feature and television films, international co-productions for feature films or high-end series, (web)-serial and virtual reality formats, distribution and sales, cinemas as well as games. Besides its funding activities, FFF Bayern is also involved in extensive consulting and information services for the film, television, and games industry. Shareholders of FFF Bayern are the Free State of Bavaria, the Bavarian regulatory authority for new media (BLM), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Zweites DeutschesFernsehen (ZDF), Seven.One Entertainment Group, RTL Television and Sky Deutschland Fernsehen. For more information, visit