Planet Coaster looks like my kind of theme park sim

In development at Frontier

I’m not sure where I was on June 16, but I wasn’t here reading Darren’s post about Planet Coaster. In fact, I’m only now learning about the game. It looks like a treat for management sim fans.

While Atari is putting out a new RollerCoaster Tycoon this year, Planet Coaster seems to be the one to watch. Not just because it’s being made by Frontier Developments, the studio behind RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (and more recently Elite: Dangerous), but because it looks charming.

In this video, we’re told about the team’s approach to designing crowds. Park attendees have individual personalities. They’re expressive. They don’t clip through one another. And oh my goodness, I can’t wait to stick them on a “malfunctioning” ride and deny all wrongdoing.

So far, so good. I’m loving this direction.

Planet Coaster is scheduled for release next year on PC.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.