Console players have been able to enjoy Frontier's Planet Coaster for a while now, but what of its other management sim, Planet Zoo? Well, it's currently only available on PC, but that's about to change. Budding zoologists rejoice: it's heading to consoles, and very soon to boot.
Yes, Planet Zoo: Console Edition is coming to PS5 on 26th March 2024, retailing at £39.99 / $49.99. If you've played the developer's theme park sim, this game does much the same for zoos, allowing you to make and look after your very own. This version of the title includes all the PC game's four years of free updates, including all additional animals and other features.
Reworked with "intuitive console controls", the game has you creating zoos by constructing enclosures and filling them with the appropriate animals. You'll need to upgrade your site, look after all your creatures, and ensure visitors have a good time, all while making sure you turn a profit. That's the main goal of Career mode, at least, but you'll also have access to Franchise, Challenge, and Sandbox modes. What's more, the console cross-platform Frontier Workshop allows players to share "habitats, scenery, and even whole zoos" with one another.
If you pre-order the game, you'll get three exclusive species — the pygmy hippo, komodo dragon, and Thomson's gazelle. As well as the regular version of the game, a Deluxe Edition (£49.99 / $59.99) throws in a further 16 animals and two extra scenarios. Finally, the Ultimate Edition (£99.99 / $119.99) includes everything as well as a season pass, granting you access to 14 future DLC packs.
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