Thursday, September 19, 2019Check out what you can expect once Planet Zoo's beta goes live!With the beta going live on 24 Sept for all Planet Zoo Deluxe pre-orders, we’ve opened the gates and set the trailer free to roam the wilds of the internet. The trailer offers a taste of what it’s like to be a zookeeper across Franchise and Career mode, with limitless creativity, animals galore and much more.
The Planet Zoo Beta will feature the following:
• Scenario 1 of Career Mode (no additional Scenarios as we do not want to spoil the story ahead of launch!) This features the first part of the tutorial within the Temperate biome, several objectives, and has free play after the objectives are completed. • Franchise Mode This features a full economy within the Savannah biome and will not contain any narrative or objectives, so you will start with an empty map and develop your zoo from there. The Animal Market will be available (online play only). Please note you can only have one Franchise per player, but your Franchise can feature multiple zoos. • A host of previously announced animals, as well as some new species to discover! • Various Staff types and Buildings; • Various Themes and Rides; • Research Options and the in-game Zoopedia; • Habitat Blueprints; We've made an upgrade to the blueprints you may know from Planet Coaster! When you select your blueprint, it will now also include any terrain you've put around it! • And a massive host of enrichment, habitat, building, scenery, and foliage pieces!
On top of today’s trailer and the beta going live on 24 Sept, there’s also a developer AMA on Reddit featuring game director Piers Jackson, lead programmer Andrew Chappell, art director Marc Cox and lead community manager Bo de Vries on Wed 18.