Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Theme Park Sim Game Announced: Planet Coaster

Fans of theme park games have something to look forward to: Planet Coaster will be released sometimes in 2016, developer Frontier has announced.

The game could sort of be looked at as Roller Coaster Tycoon 4, though the game has undergone a rebranding in order to distance itself a bit from the Tycoon games.   That's on purpose, says Frontier, because many of the Tycoon games weren't all that great.

But Planet Coaster looks to have a lot of potential, at least in appearance.  Nothing of the exact game play has been announced, though some hints were revealed in this story that resulted from the recent PC Gamer show.

© Planet Coaster
The new game will use the same engine that was originally developed for Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, which means that the sandbox style of play will be in check.  The most recent Tycoon game strayed off track some, disappointing many fans of the series - so there's high hope that his installment will get things back on track.

You can actually preorder the game already through Frontier's website for Planet Coaster, though you'll certainly have to wait a while to play.  In the meantime, there's a preview of the game below.