The next theme park management game from Planet Coaster studio Frontier Developments will focus on something even scarier than a triple corkscrew: dinosaurs. Last night Frontier announced Jurassic World Evolution [official site], which will put us in charge of the cinematic theme park franchise that surely should have been sued into oblivion by now. We’ll get to build a park, bioengineer new dinosaurs, and watch everything go pear-shaped when they get bored. Remember to invite two plucky children, including at least one nerd, to help save the day.
As Frontier explain in Sunday’s announcement:
“Players will build their own Jurassic World 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.'”
Note that this is Jurassic World, not Jurassic Park. We’re not pioneering designers, we’re grinding out new life and bigger spectacles to please crowds. It’s probably a better fit for a game anyway. Bioengineering sounds like it could be a lark and all – I’m a big fan of making daft monsters. But how the game works and what it even looks like are both secrets for now.
Here’s the announcement trailer, which obviously isn’t in-game:
Jurassic World Evolution is due in summer 2018.
Frontier recently team up with Universal Pictures for more theme park fun in Munsters, Back to the Future, and Knight Rider DLC for Planet Coaster.