The Precinct is a New GTA-Style Game With Big Twist

The is a newly announced game that has serious Grand Theft Auto vibes, but instead of playing as a criminal, it puts players in the role of a police officer. The incredible success Rockstar has enjoyed with its Grand Theft Auto series has inspired a number of copycats. Some of these open world action games have turned out to be pretty good even if they have fallen short of knocking Rockstar off its pedestal, though others have come across as cheap imitations.

Some of the better Grand Theft Auto clones out there include Sleeping Dogs, the original Saints Row games, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, and the Mafia games. GTA fans looking for a similar experience to help tide them over while they wait for Grand Theft Auto 6 news may want to check those out, and in the meantime, they should certainly keep an eye on the freshly-revealed game The Precinct.

Coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X, The Precinct has players taking on the role of Officer Nick Ordell Jr., a rookie cop living in a city called Averno. Instead of wreaking havoc across its open world city like in Grand Theft Auto, Precinct players are instead tasked with keeping the peace, responding to procedurally-generated crimes.

One interesting feature that the developers have pointed out on the game's Steam page is the ability to call in for help from Averno police department. This gives players some back-up when they're struggling to apprehend a certain criminal, with the developers specifically listing squad cards, roadblocks, and spike strips as potential tools players can use to take down the perps they come across in open world Averno.

Those that take a look at The Precinct's gameplay trailer will notice that the game features both vehicular action and on-foot exploration, a hallmark of the GTA series, and that it uses a camera that looks similar to the retro GTA games. The art style is kind of like if one took the first Grand Theft Auto or Grand Theft Auto 2 and remade them with sharper, more modern-looking graphics.

The Precinct doesn't have a release date at the time of this writing, but chances are good that it will be out before the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6. Putting players in the role of the police in a GTA-style game is an interesting on the formula, and it will definitely be interesting to see if it pans out.

The Precinct is in development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.

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