Paradox Interactive has announced a new free expansion, which they will be calling. This will be the first of a series of improvements to the game that you never imagined possible. For the time being, there will be a Scheduler, Guard Ranks, Inmate Aging, and more. This particular update focuses on improving the game''s quality of life, but this is not just the first update on this list, which you will be given today.
Free for Life, the first in a series of content launches, improves players'' health by adding improvements to the Scheduler, Guard Ranks, and Inmate Aging. Paradox also revealed that the hit prison management simulator''s popularity has continued to rise since the IP was acquired in January 2019, with significant increases to active players and expansion units.
- Prisoner Log and improved Scheduler: Always be aware of what''''s happening in your prison with the new Prisoner Log. Check your inmates'''' activities, uncover misconducts ahead of time and keep track of who gets released, reformed, or reoffended. We also improved the game''''s Scheduler, adding new options and settings in the palm of your hand.
- Save and Reuse: Whenever you create a new prison, a new policy, or a quick build, you''''ll be able to save them in your Preferences. Save time setting up your prison next time you wish to start afresh.
- Aging Is Caring: Now inmates are divided into Young, Senior and Elderly. After spending an extended period of time in your prison, they will change both visually and functionally. They will also develop different needs compared to younger inmates.
- New Guards Ranks: Hired guards will now arrive at your prison unranked and will need to work hard to get promoted to Officer and Specialist Officer. Their commitment will be paid off though, as each increase in rank will provide additional perks.
- Improved Building and Planning Tools: The planning menu is getting renewed with lots of new options for fences and walls. Moreover, when "drawing" your walls and using construction options, you''''ll see a new cursor-based tooltip stating the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the room, along with the planned cost for the currently drawn selection.
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