Wednesday, November 11, 2020The ultimate coaster park experience brought to life on console.Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) invites players everywhere to join the ride as it releases Planet Coaster: Console Edition on current and next-generation platforms. Available from today, Frontier’s first ever next-gen title brings its irrepressible magic to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4. PlayStation®5 will be available from 12 November in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, and 19 November in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. As a bonus, the pre-order incentive has been extended until 24 November, so there’s still time for players to get the fantastically whimsical coaster, Oswald’s Magnificent Machine.
The highly successful coaster park management game features a whole host of ways to play, including a fully-voiced tutorial where a friendly cast of characters help get players of all experience levels up to speed; a varied challenge mode with four different difficulty settings provides the perfect skill test; alongside Planet Coaster’s in-depth career and sandbox modes. All of this benefits from a wonderfully refreshed interface designed to make building and managing epic coaster parks a doddle.
Newly optimised controls are one way the game shines on console, utilising the gamepad to ensure every aspect of creating a captivating coaster park is satisfyingly intuitive. With a brand new radial menu that puts the most frequently used shortcuts in easy reach, an always active panel granting the ability to make quick changes on the fly without disrupting creative flow, and so much more besides, it’s never been easier for players to quickly craft their dream coaster park.
Expanding upon an already extensive collection of construction materials, Planet Coaster: Console Edition adds hundreds of beautifully crafted new blueprints. These pre-built items enable players to add anything from delightful shopfronts to captivating coasters at the touch of a button, while for those looking to flex their creative muscles, expansive piece-by-piece construction offers up untapped creative options allowing them to assemble anything their mind can fathom. No matter how they choose to play, budding park owners have all the tools to build it their way.
Players can also take full advantage of the brand-new Frontier Workshop. An entirely new sharing platform built from the ground up enables them to inspire and be inspired as they share their creations with the world. The workshop can be accessed in-game, on a PC, or on the move through a smartphone, meaning players can browse and subscribe to creations whenever inspiration strikes. And with cross-generation support, anything uploaded on a current-gen console can also be downloaded on its next-gen equivalent.
Additionally, those looking to enhance their parks further can opt for Planet Coaster: Deluxe Edition. This digital exclusive purchase includes the base game as well as the Magnificent Rides Collection and the Classic Rides Collection, offering a total of 18 new rides and coasters inspired by some of the most iconic attractions from fairgrounds and theme parks around the world.
Finally, with upgrade path support, players that purchase a digital copy of the game on PlayStation®4 or Xbox One will be able to download the optimised next-gen version free of charge when it becomes available by logging on to their next-gen console with the account they purchased the game on. Those that purchase a physical copy of the game will be able to download the optimised next-gen version at no extra cost when it becomes available by inserting the disc into their next-gen console. Next-gen upgrades are not available for physical versions of the game if players have upgraded to PlayStation®5 Digital Edition or Xbox Series S.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition retails for a suggested retail price of £39.99/$49.99/€44.99 for the standard version and £49.99/$59.99/€54.99 for the Deluxe Edition across all consoles.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition will be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers to download and play through Game Pass from launch. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will continue to be able to access Planet Coaster: Console Edition as long as their Game Pass subscription is maintained.