White Paper Games has today announced that its novel investigative thriller The Occupation will launch on October 9 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Switch port possible at some point.
Following the unveiling of the release date, the development team responded to a fan’s query about a Switch port via Twitter, writing that it is “currently doing tests” on the console. In any case, the game will not launch on Nintendo’s latest hardware at the same time as other platforms:
We have the Switch kits and are currently doing tests – fingers crossed but nothing confirmed at the moment! 🙂 It definitely won't be on release, though. PC doesn't get boxed, unfortunately.
— White Paper Games (@WhitePaperGames) July 24, 2018
Furthermore, White Paper Games revealed that console versions will receive a physical release, though the PC version will only be available on digital storefronts.
For anyone who may not have come across the title before, The Occupation casts players as a journalist in the north-west of England in 1987 who is tasked with investigating a group of people following a catastrophic explosion. The game plays out in real time, with each character assigned a set routine, meaning that players will be limited in the avenues they can take.
Additionally, the environments will be entirely non-linear, ensuring multiple paths to facilitate different play styles.
White Paper Games previously developed Ether One, a well-received first-person adventure game that explored “the fragility of the human mind.”