The creators of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon have announced their brand new game, Planet Zoo. What an amazingly original idea, I have no idea how they came up with that.
Snark aside, the game sounds like an interesting take on the management sim as you will be building a modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation are just as important as having prestigious animals and amazing exhibits. The animals themselves will be intelligent and will act like their real life counterparts and you will have the option of releasing them back in the wild to help repopulate the Earth.
“They care about their surroundings and each other, with complex environmental and social needs,” say Frontier Developments, “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.”
The game features a new version of Planet Coasters creation tools and you will be able to share you creations online.”Join a connected community and share the world’s most creative habitats, scenery and even whole zoos on the Steam Workshop. See your own designs appear in zoos around the world, or discover fresh new content from the Planet Zoo community every day,” say Frontier.
“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.”