Prison Architect Island Bound arrives June 2020, free DLC launches today

Prison Architect Island Bound has been announced as the next major expansion for this prison management simulator and it’s set to arrive in Summer 2020. That’s not all, though — the new free expansion Prison Architect Cleared For Transfer launches today!

If you haven’t yet played Prison Architect, it’s exactly what it says on the tin: a game where you build your very own prison. Once it’s built, you decide on how best to run it, following along with objectives provided by the game. Now, two new expansions are on the way for this game and one of them is launching today!

Prison Architect Island Bound takes players to Alcatraz

Prison Architect Island Bound expansion Cleared For Transfer DLC map

Prison Architect Island Bound opens up a new way to run your prison by sticking it on an island according to a press release from the publisher. Ferry and helicopter options will be available to players to deliver supplies and inmates instead of the usual trucks and buses. You’ll be able to define which items and people arrive at which ports, making it super easy to control the movement of your incoming and outgoing prisoners.

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New security objects will make searching deliveries and prisoners easier than ever; these can be placed at your incoming ports or throughout the prison. The only way out is over the ocean or in the air and you’ll need to keep a careful watch on all vehicles!

Of course, Prison Architect is well-known for special scenarios, and Island Bound doesn’t fail to deliver — you’ll surely have a fun time trying to manage Alcatraz Prison or Alcatraz Island, both of which will be included with this expansion.

Prison Architect Island Bound is set to arrive in June 2020. No price has been announced, but it will probably be close to the $5.99 price tag for the previous DLC Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition.

Cleared For Transfer makes it easy to move inmates

Prison Architect Island Bound expansion Cleared For Transfer DLC office

While you’ll have to wait until June for Island Bound, a brand new free expansion arrives today! Cleared For Transferis all about transferring prisoners between sectors of your prison and assigning special privileges to those who exhibit good behavior.

Essentially, you’ll be able to divide your prison up into security sectors kind of like the burrows system in Dwarf Fortress. Sectors can be restricted to certain security levels or they can contain a mix of prisoners. You can also assign special privileges to prisoners based on their security level. All prisoners can see which kinds of prisoners get which privileges, adding an incentive for your trickier inmates to behave themselves.

Also arriving today is The Bucket, a collection of 20 new items that will let you customize your prison with even more variety.

If you don’t yet already own Prison Architect, you can get it on Steam right now for $29.99 or your regional equivalent. The free Cleared for Transfer DLC launches today, and you can look forward to the launch of Prison Architect Island Bound for PC and consoles sometime in June 2020.