The upcoming park management and simulator based around the Jurassic Park franchise, appropriately called Jurassic World, will launch for the PlayStation 4, PC and the Xbox One a lot closer to the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom than you may have thought.
According to Game Informer, Jurassic World Evolution is set to launch on June 12th for PS4, Xbox One and PC, just days after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters nationwide on June 7th. The physical versions of the game will arrive at a later date for the PS4 and Xbox One a month after the digital releases are made available. You'll be able to pick up a physical copy of the game starting July 3rd, 2018 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
We knew already that the game was coming out this year after it was initially announced for home consoles and PC, but we didn't know exactly when the game would be arriving. Well, now we know that just ahead of the start of summer, you'll be able to purchase Jurassic World Evolution.
The game is set in a time line just ahead of the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, where players are able to build up and maintain their very own dinosaur park. The pre-order bonuses for the game will include five additional dinosaurs not included in the standard version, along with a platform-exclusive skin for both the helicopter and off-road vehicles.
The gameplay is centered around both management and dinosaur control. As a real-time strategy game players are tasked with building up the park's facilities, including administration buildings, fenced areas for the dinosaurs, attractions for the park visitors, and security forces.
Players will have to deal with things like attendee satisfaction while also ensuring that all patrons are safe during their visit. During the recent release of the pre-order bonus trailer, we see a scenario where the security failed and a triceratops escapes from its pen and begins roaming around the tourist area during a storm.
Essentially, security is about more than just having tall fences and electric guard rails. Some tropical storms may knock out the power, and once the power is down some of the dinosaurs can strong arm their way out of the fences and begin wreaking havoc in the tourist shops.
In Jurassic World Evolution you'll be responsible for keeping people safe and getting the dinosaurs back in their pens. You'll need to use the helicopters for transport and the security personnel to drug and knock out the dinosaurs.
This is definitely a far cry from Frontier Development's work on Elite Dangerous, but gamers looking for a gameplay experience similar to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be able to find something slightly similar in the park management aspects of Jurassic World Evolution starting in the middle of June.