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Prison Architect receives its final update after nearly six years

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Developer is ready to move onto next project

Prison Architect officially launched this past October, but the game’s remained in development since before and after its full release. Yet Introversion Software announced in the video above that it had finished work on the popular prison management sim as of today, with the release of its version 2.0 update.

"Prison Architect has been such a big thing in our lives for so long now," designer Chris Delay said in the video, dubbed "the final update." "You have to go all the way back to 2010 for the beginning of this process. It really has been pretty damn life-changing for us."

Version 2.0 comes after more than 40 monthly updates to the game over the years, including betas and previews of new features. Coming to the game today as part of the final set of new content are developer tools and cheats, which speed up construction of prisons. There are also bug fixes and debug options, among other, smaller additions.

All of these are explored in the nearly hourlong video, in which Delay and producer Mark Morris also talk about the bittersweet ending to their long-running video updates. There’s also some nice behind-the-scenes moments and bloopers for fans of both the pair and Prison Architect.

Introversion called Prison Architect its biggest project ever back in 2013, when the game was still just in paid alpha. It’s since left Steam Early Access to come to consoles — but not before it sold more than 1.5 million copies on PC alone first.

Next for Introversion is Scanner Sombre, a "cave game" that’s now in prototyping.