This Is The Police gameplay screenshot

Its not uncommon for games to get delayed as various bugs and game-breaking issues can occur at any stage of testing, but This Is the Police has quite the unusual reason for why it has missed its July 28th release date... the publisher forgot to submit it for final approval from Steam!

According to the announcement, this quality assurance process will take only around 4-5 days, and as such This Is the Police has been delayed until August 2nd. Unfortunately for those of you that might have planned to buy This Is the Police via GOG, that version of the game has also been delayed in order to ensure a simultaneous launch. Here's the brief message from the publisher, EuroVideo:

"The reason for the delayed release was a mistake by us here at EuroVideo. When releasing a game on Steam, you have to hit a button in Steamworks saying "ready for final approval from Steam". Steam then proceeds to check the game, and makes sure it complies with their quality standards. Usually this approval process takes 2-5 business days, and you can not release the game without passing it.

We were responsible to hit that button and unfortunately we missed this window, as we realized it yesterday, i.e. too late for a July 28 release. We made a mistake and feel very sorry about it. Weappy has nothing to do with this - it was just a personal mistake on our side.

Again: We are really sorry about that.

TL;DR: We (EuroVideo) made an unfortunate mistake which pushed the release to August 2 2016, please do not blame the developers for it."

While this whole issue might be worthy of a good chuckle, the premise behind This Is the Police is most certainly not, as you'll see in the trailer below:

If you would like to learn more I'd suggest you head over to either Steam or the official website, but before you make up your mind and purchase it, do read up on the reviews as they currently seem to be fairly mixed.