Universal Studios and Frontier Developments (the developer behind games like Planet Coaster) have unleashed the trailer for Jurassic World Evolution, which will let you live our all your most catastrophic Jurassic Park ideas in the safety of a simulation.
“Players will build their own Jurassic World,” said Frontier COO Jonny Watts in a statement, “as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges arise when ‘life finds a way.'”
Honestly, this is a pretty genius idea. Half the fun of simulation games is watching things go catastrophically, unavoidably wrong, and the original Jurassic Park film was basically one of my middle-school Roller Coaster Tycoon games brought to life. With its massive monsters, crowd control, and potential to collapse in chaos, this franchise is the perfect subject for a theme park simulation game.
“As long-time fans of the entire Jurassic series we’re thrilled to be putting players in charge of their own Jurassic World,” said Watts. “We’re excited to bring over fifteen years of management, simulation, and creature development expertise to a destination and franchise that remains an inspiration to us.”
Jurassic World Evolution is expected to land in summer 2018, around the same time that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters, and it will be available for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One.
(Via Polygon; image via screengrab)
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