Prison Architect 2 – Official FAQ

We know you have many questions and we have been collecting these since the announcement! Below you can read some questions from you and some answers from our team to our most frequently asked questions these past few weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the game’s PEGI rating and will there be blood shown in the game?

The game’s PEGI rating is 16+. The game will feature blood in places where a fight has taken place – look at this screenshot below to see how it can look in-game:

Will the game be multiplayer?

Prison Architect 2 will be a single-player game.

Will there be gangs?

Gangs are not implemented in Prison Architect 2. However, there are inmate relationships. They can have acquaintances, best friends, and archenemies.

What is the Warden’s Edition? Do I get anything specific for Pre-Ordering the game?

The Warden’s Edition includes various wardens that all affect gameplay with a mix of buffs and debuffs. You will also be getting some cosmetic decor to make your Warden’s office and prison look extra fancy!

If you Pre-Order the base game or the Warden’s Edition before release you will be getting different K9 skins.

What languages is the game translated to? Where can I suggest more languages?

Prison Architect 2 is available in English, French, German, Spanish – Spain, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish – Latin America.

Will the game have Linux support? Will it be playable on the Steam Deck?

Prison Architect 2 is not supported for Linux. We are currently investigating Steam Deck Verification.

Will the game be playable on Mac?

Prison Architect 2 is not planned to be released for Mac. The game will be available on Steam for Windows, Xbox series X|S, and PS5.

Is the game to be released on mobile?

Prison Architect 2 will be released on Steam, Xbox series X|S, and PS5.

What are the recommended PC specs?

Our current minimum requirement is:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system.

  • OS: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB) | AMD Radeon RX 480 (8 GB)​

Is it possible to have a 2D mode?

Prison Architect 2 will be fully in 3D.

Will all inmates be male?

In Prison Architect 2 all inmates will be male. They are diverse and have various ages. You will be able to read how they ended up in prison by clicking on them in-game, here’s how that can look:

All personnel will be a mix of men and women, and as the inmates they come from diverse backgrounds. We have also hidden some easter eggs in inmate and personnel names – will you be able to find them all?

Can we build underground? Will there be a basement floor?

Prison Architect 2 focuses on building upwards and you will have the possibility to have multiple floors as well as building on the roof, perhaps a rooftop yard is to your liking?

We think building in the other direction – downwards is a great suggestion and have taken note of this.

Whilst Architects cannot build downwards, inmates can do this, in a way! They can dig tunnels, even from the second or third floor. Read more about tunnels and crawlspaces in Feature Highlight 1.

Is there an inmate limit?

Limit? What is that even?

You will be able to house as many inmates as you can build cells for on your plot of land! With multiple expansions to purchase and four floors, you will find quite a lot of room available.

How big is the map size?

This is hard to put into words.

How does this compare to PA1? Let’s show you a functional prison with 10 cells in PA1 and in PA2:

Prison Architect

Prison Architect 2

Will the game have multithreading?

Yes, multithreading is supported in Prison Architect 2.


Prison Architect 2 will release a full-fledged game, with old and new features such as the Career mode, the Sandbox mode, and modding tools. The post-launch content and DLCs are not our focus right now but we will update you when we have anything to share regarding this.

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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

1 Comment

  1. I only play with female prisoners. Don’t think I’ll spend the money for the game without my favorite game play. I’ll stick to the old game for now, might be a wait till it’s cheap game for me. Looks pretty nice though.

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