The business simulation genre has been going a bit downhill. Thankfully, Jurassic World Evolution is right around the corner. The game's first gameplay video was released yesterday and shows the process of creating your own Jurassic Park.
With previous titles such as Zoo Tycoon and Planet Coaster, Frontier Developments yesterday showed the first gameplay trailer for Jurassic World Evolution. The game is based on the 2015 movie Jurassic World, and features players creating their own Jurassic Park and attracting visitors.
As with other business simulation games, the main objective is to create a tourist attraction with as little resources as possible to gain as much money as possible to further upgrade your park. Rinse and repeat. If that sounds boring to you, take a look at the gameplay video, it might or might not change your mind.
Jurassic World Evolution takes one step closer to complexity and freedom of ability for players as it not only introduces the ability to add certain buildings and rides, but also to terraform the surrounding area. Adding lakes or hills, or even taking them away is at the players' choice.
Another thing the players will be doing is creature development. They will be tasked with obtaining DNA by sending scientists to excavate fossils and recover the said DNA to regrow the creature. Sufficiently sequencing genes of the dinosaurs will grant players the ability to unlock new dinosaurs and upgrade their stats, eventually evolving the dinosaurs into different versions.
Players will have to face several possible issues throughout the game such as power failures, freak weather accidents and the iconic dinosaur breakouts.
Jurassic World Evolution's release date was accidentally leaked mid-March, and shortly afterwards Frontier Developments decided to let players see what the game will look like once it releases on 12 June 2018.
If you're a fan of Frontier's previous works such as Planet Coaster, Zoo Tycoon or even Elite: Dangerous, you might find some panache in this game's world. We'll keep you posted on more news about the game as soon as it comes.