Introversion Software, creators of the highly successful game title Prison Architect, announced that it is launching the game for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4.
Players of the said consoles can expect to see the launch this coming spring.
"I'm delighted to say that our biggest accomplishment to date, Prison Architect, is coming to PS4 through a collaboration with the good people at Double Eleven!" wrote Mark Morris, Managing Director at Introversion Software.
Prison Architect allows players to act both as Architect and Warden. As an Architect, the player faces several challenges involved in building new prison cells and designing the so-called "dream prison." As a Warden, he has to decide on whether he wants to reform the prisoners or rule over them with an iron hand.
"Life in prison is rough, even for the people in command," states the game's description on its official site. "You'll need to stay calm even when dealing with informants, rampant contraband, gang warfare, full scale riots and more!"
Prison Architect started out as a crowdfunding project and successfully raised more than $270,000 in a span of two weeks, attracting more than 8,000 backers. At the end of the campaign, it earned pre-order sales worth more than $10.7 million for the game's alpha version. The game officially launched in October 2015 through Steam, and it will soon hit consoles.
Prison Architect coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Xbox 360 in the spring. Check out the new console website: https://t.co/1MRB8Pa8FG
— IntroversionSoftware (@IVSoftware) January 20, 2016
The inspiration for the project came from one of Morris' friends, following a holiday trip in Alcatraz.
"My pal Chris Delay when on a tour of the infamous prison and when looking at the mechanisms and intricate systems in place, he was inspired and so Prison Architect was born," wrote Morris.
Players would start with the title's main campaign called "Prison Stories." At this stage, players should be able to find ways to cope with demolition, prison wide riots, blazing infernos and construction in a small prison. The first thing that they can do to deal with all of these emergencies is to equip the prison with certain necessities.
When the situation seems to have gone out of hand and order inside the prison has to be restored, players can build their own armory to contain guns, tasers and other "deadly" weaponry.
If the player successfully passes all of these challenges, he gets to be awarded by the Mayor who will then give him the authority and power to build the prison of his dreams.
Check out the video below to learn more.