Frontier Developments announces Planet Zoo
, a new theme-park simulation that
will take its place alongside Planet Coaster this fall. Sadly, with the demise
of GameSpy, we can't look forward to a website called Planet Planet Zoo, but
we'll try to bear up. Zoos can be touchy topics for animal rights activists, but
they seem to have their hearts in the right place, saying: "create your own zoo
where animal welfare and conservation comes first." Here's an all-singing, all
to illustrate the news, which follows:
Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) is proud to announce Planet Zoo. From the makers of
Planet Coaster (2016) and Jurassic World Evolution (2018) comes the ultimate zoo
simulation, featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless
creativity. Build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and
conservation comes first. Simulation runs wild in Planet Zoo, exclusively for PC
in Autumn 2019.
Planet Zoo presents the most authentic animals in videogame history. From
playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is an
individual who thinks, feels and explores the world you build around them. They
care about their surroundings and each other, with complex environmental and
social needs. Nurture your animals throughout their lives, study and manage
every species to see them thrive, and help them raise young to pass their genes
onto future generations.
Manage your own zoo in an expressive world that reacts to every choice you make.
Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and look after the smallest details.
Thrill visitors with prestigious animals and famous exhibits, develop your zoo
and research new technologies, and release animals back into the wild to
repopulate the planet.
Unleash your creativity with the next evolution of Planet Coaster’s
best-in-class creation mechanics. Craft stunning scenery and habitats, dig lakes
and rivers, raise hills and mountains, and carve tunnels and caves as you build
your own zoo. See your animals and visitors respond to your creative vision, and
share your designs with friends in Planet Zoo’s online community. Bring the
world’s greatest designs home to your own zoo for your animals and visitors to
‘This is the zoo management game we’ve wanted to make for many years,’ said
Jonny Watts, Chief Creative Officer of Frontier. ‘We’ve challenged ourselves to
build on the games we’ve made before and to carry the great legacy of classics
like the Zoo Tycoon series forward. We’re taking everything we’ve learned from
our past work and focusing on modern values – incredible authenticity, rich
management, limitless creativity and community sharing – to make our best-ever
simulation game. We hope you’ll join us when Planet Zoo launches later this