Frontier developments has today announced that Planet Coaster: Console Edition will be a cross generational title as it has now been confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it comes at the cost of delaying the game until later in the year.
It was back in September when Frontier confirmed that Planet Coaster would be releasing for PS4 and Xbox One, and the studio had targeted a summer 2020 release date. However, with this new announcement of the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions, Frontier has confirmed that Planer Coaster: Console Edition will be released Holiday 2020. The studio is yet to say whether the game will be a Smart Delivery title on Xbox or if any kind of upgrade scheme is planned.
The full announcement can be read below.
Hayo coaster friends!
Thank you for the incredible support we’ve received so far with regards to Planet Coaster: Console Edition! It’s been amazing to see so many of you excited for Planet Coaster to arrive on PlayStation and Xbox; we are very excited to share some amazing news with you today. Over the past year or so, the team have dedicated themselves to bringing the full Planet Coaster experience to consoles; we have made some amazing strides with technology, and the game is looking and playing incredibly well! We were always looking at the launch of Planet Coaster: Console Edition as a way to bring this wonderful game both to the current and the next generation of creative builders and management sim enthusiasts, so we’re very happy to announce that we’re not only launching on current gen consoles, but also on next-gen, meaning [email protected] and Xbox Series X.
This is a huge celebration for us at Frontier, as it’s our first title coming to the next generation of consoles. That hardware will bring some amazing advances in technology, and we’re honoured to be a part of that exciting new development in the gaming industry. With that in mind we will be moving our launch date to Holiday 2020, in order for everyone to enjoy Planet Coaster: Console Edition at the same time, no matter which console you choose to play on! We cannot wait to share more with you; we will soon have additional exciting news for you, so please do expect more regular updates and fun community activities from the team!
Thank you for your patience and your ongoing support.
In the Planet Coaster review, Dave wrote:
Planet Coaster feels like a step into more modern times for the genre. There are bugbears when it comes to the camera and the subsequent patience required to build your perfect theme park, but should one have the stamina to intricately design features for their park, the possibilities are nigh on endless. Managing can feel simplistic at times, but for those who want to have the amusement park of their dreams, even if they use mods from Steam Workshop to supplement their masterpiece, Planet Coaster has it in spades. Now if only the rides could be viewed in VR…
You can read the Planet Coaster review here.