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PC management sim Planet Zoo out now on consoles

Landing last week for Xbox Series X|S and PS5, Frontier Developments’ Planet Zoo has finally made its way to consoles.

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Available for some time on the PC, Planet Zoo has shaped up to be one of the most comprehensive animal park management sims you’ll likely find anywhere. From Frontier Developments (of Jurassic World fame), the title has served up some four years of free updates and DLC to this point too, combining to vastly boost its original content.

Now the new console version has arrived, and it’s packing everything ‘free’ that the PC version has seen released till now. On top of all that, this new edition is also loaded with a “fully optimized” console user interface, according to Frontier, and “intuitive controls”. Plus fans will find cross-platform (consoles only) compatibility, so you’ll be able to share creations between Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

Here’s a look at it in action:

With over 4 years’ worth of features, content, and animals from the celebrated PC video game’s free feature updates included as standard, there’s never been a better time to explore the wonderful world of Planet Zoo. Four engaging game modes challenge players to put their zookeeping skills to the test: learn the ropes and travel the globe in Career mode, build a connected network of modern zoos in Franchise mode, balance economic needs with animal welfare and guest happiness in Challenge mode, and enjoy limitless creativity in Sandbox mode.

Frontier Developments press release

Along with the base edition of Planet Zoo, there are a few special versions for would be players to consider as well. As you might imagine, those would be both Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, which include an abundance of additional content.

While the base Planet Zoo game will include all the free content that’s hit the PC version over the years, the Deluxe will come complete with “16 additional animals and two additional scenarios” (Southeast Asia and the wetlands). Want even more? Well, the Ultimate Edition incudes all of the above, in addition to the Season Pass. That’s sounding chunky too, and will see the launch of 14 DLC packs before March 2025.

So if you’re looking to go long with Planet Zoo, and keep playing into the next year, that one might be for you. As for that base game though, again Planet Zoo is out right now for the Xbox Series X|S and PS5.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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