Planet Zoo Is Theme Park Sim 'Zoo Tycoon' Fans Have Been Waiting For


In fall of this year, a game called Planet Zoo will become the newest title available for PC users looking for their daily sim fix.

Ever since The Sims and other similar games showed how big the so-called life simulation genre can be, the door for more of the same became wide open. There's no denying that people just love to play god over their own worlds. Now, with Planet Zoo, they can live out the life of a person in charge of, well, a zoo full of animals.

Some details of the game were included in the announcement trailer video, which was posted online via YouTube. Frontier Developments, the studio responsible for its creation, urged prospective players to build a world for wildlife in the said game.

"From the creators of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them," said the company in the announcement trailer's description.

Planet Zoo Gameplay

The game has at least two separate modes. The first one is a globe-trotting campaign mode, which will likely see players getting to know the different kinds of animals that reside in zoos the world over. The second one is called simply Sandbox mode and is said to offer a way of letting a player's imagination run wild and enjoy freedom.

"Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices," Frontier urged in the trailer announcement, "and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world's wildest zoos."

As of this writing, specific technical details of the game are still largely unavailable. From information shared by Frontier in the game's official website, however, it appears that there will be at least half a dozen different animals featured in the game.

Some of the animals that are present in the game are lions, elephants, wolves, bears, and zebras. Players will be able to work with them throughout the game of simulation while handling other tasks, such as building the habitats of the animals, helping them thrive in their selected environments, and raise families through future generations.

Effect Of Player Decisions

It also seems that there will be plenty of ways to make the game personal. That is, the game was designed to respond to and be distinctly affected by any and all of a player's decisions. The makers of the game say that every decision a player makes would directly affect the world in the game.

At the moment, the game can be seen in all its glorious 3D detail through the official game website as well as on YouTube. It will be coming to the Steam platform so getting it, playing it, and replaying it should be fairly easy on any compatible PC.

Windows 7 and up is required in order to run Planet Zoo. It can be added to any Steam user's wishlist right now but the price hasn't been revealed yet.

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