We've been shocked by the success of Police Simulator: Patrol Officers on the "Top Paid" Xbox charts over the past week-or-so, and history might be about to repeat itself in the form of Firefighting Simulator, which arrives next week.

Firefighting Simulator - The Squad, to give it its proper title, first launched on PC back in November 2020, but is only now making the jump to Xbox. The game releases on December 6th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with a fairly reasonable launch cost of £24.99 / $29.99 - plus a 10% discount if you pre-order the game.

So, how does it work? In Firefighting Simulator - The Squad, you can either play solo with up to three other players online to fight fires as part of a "major US city's firefighting team". There are apparently more than 30 "varied missions" on offer, along with authentic firefighter equipment and officially licensed firefighting vehicles. In terms of gameplay, it even boasts that it offers an "advanced fire simulation and physics system".

The game currently holds a "Very Positive" rating on Steam based on over 3000 reviews, so we're hoping for good things when it finally arrives on Xbox next week. We'll try and bring you some hands-on impressions in the near future!

"Firefighting Simulator lets you experience what it means to fight fires up close as an active part of a major US city's firefighting team. Discover over 30 diverse deployment locations and complete exciting missions that span a 15k acres large townscape inspired by the North American Westcoast."

"Operate faithfully reproduced Rosenbauer America fire trucks, extinguish fires, and rescue civilians in need – together with up to three friends in the co-op multiplayer or with the help of AI team members in the single player mode."

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