Game company Paradox Interactive and developer Double Eleven have announced that the next expansion for Prison Architect is titled Second Chances.
The upcoming expansion was revealed during the PDX CON Remixed showcase. It will introduce prisoner rehabilitation programs, which will allow inmates to reduce their sentences and reintegrate into society. Each program in Prison Architect: Second Chances offers a different means of rehabilitating a prisoner and changing their behavior. This includes opportunities for inmates to socialize with civilians, take classes on peaceful conflict resolution, and more. Positive behavioral changes can lead to sentence reductions, giving inmates a chance to return to their lives beyond the prison. Reoffending inmates will cost Wardens, encouraging players to implement and oversee these programs with care.
“Inmate rehabilitation in Prison Architect is something we have wanted to explore for a while, but we needed to research how to do it properly first,” says Gaz Wright, Games Design Manager on Prison Architect at Double Eleven. “The programs in this expansion have been implemented in correctional facilities around the world and have started to see real results. We strived to make their implementation in Prison Architect feel authentic while maintaining the signature style players have come to expect from the game.”
Prison Architect: Second Chances Key Features:
- Return to Reform: Non-work programs, such as Animal Therapy, Meet & Greet, and Former Prisoner Classes can remove an inmate’s negative traits and see improved behaviors.
- Good Behavior: Inmates can have their sentences reduced or increased based on their actions and reoffenders can now be sent back to prison. Players will be fined for each reoffender.
- Room for Improvement: Inmates with existing or earned work credentials can become vendors to both prisoners and visitors in inmate-run rooms, including a Bakery, Restaurant and Therapy Room.
- Back to Society: Inmates can earn work credentials through experience partaking in different work and training programs.
Prison Architect: Second Chances expansion will launch first for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on June 16, and will arrive later for Nintendo Switch on June 29.
Source: Press Release
Here’s the trailer: