The Precinct is a blast from the past for those who loved the original GTA

A police car driving through a street at night
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The upcoming sandbox police game, The Precinct, just got another trailer and it looks an awful lot like a 2.5 remake of the original GTA

Shown at the Future Game Show Summer Showcase, this newest trailer for The Precinct gives us another look into the action and exploration this sandbox game offers. 

Playing as a cop you're tasked with protecting Averno City from crime and gang violence. However, as a rookie straight out of the academy, you'll have to climb to the top ranks before you can make a real difference. 

The Precinct is "a love letter to classic cop movies", according to its Steam page. As it "combines police sim detail with action spectacle". It looks like there's going to be a lot for you to get to grips with as the new trailer showed off car crashes, helicopter rides, and the beautiful neon-noir city. 

Of course, it's not all about the drama. The Precinct gives you plenty of downtime. You can carry out routine activities you'd expect from a big-city cop; stop and searches, patrols, and other more low-key tasks are available when you need a break from the high-speed side of policing. Plus, there are numerous challenges and trials around the world for a change of pace, too. 

While a release date for The Precinct hasn't yet been confirmed you'll be able to play this sandbox police game on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. While you're waiting for this upcoming action-packed title, why not check out some of our best simulator games and see what other professions tickle your fancy? 

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.