We’re massively hyped for the release of Planet Coaster: Console Edition on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, not just because it’ll finally give us the chance to see our theme park dreams coming true, but with Frontier Development’s past history, it’s pretty nailed on to be a stunning game. Today though, as pre-orders become available, the full launch dates for the cross-gen release are known, with Xbox One and PS4 drops complemented nicely by Day One launches on Xbox Series X|S and PS5.
Yep, come November 10th 2020 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players will be able to start creating the theme parks of their dreams, with just their imagination being the limit to what is created. That same day PS4 players will be able to get in on the action too, with PS5 players needing to wait until the console launches on November 12th in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and November 19th for the UK, Europe and Rest of the world.
After knocking it out of the park with the likes of the stunning Jurassic World: Evolution, Frontier’s first ever next-gen title promises to bring all the fun and thrills of the critically acclaimed PC original to console, with full cross-gen options available. Built from the ground up, Planet Coaster: Console Edition features redesigned interfaces, a brand new radial menu and a completely new control system that should mean console players are more than sorted.
In fact, Frontier reckon that anyone can create the coaster park of their dreams by taking advantage of accessible and powerful tools, including detailed piece-by-piece construction and simple-to-use blueprints. And with the Frontier Workshop, we’ll be able to find an endless source of incredible content, enabling full personalisation of every aspect of the park. Further to that, we’ll be able to upload our own creations for people around the world to enjoy. This global community of content creators offers unlimited inspiration for those looking to take their parks to the next level or share their own latest creations to inspire others.
For your parks in Planet Coaster to really stand out though you’ll have to dedicate time to the minute details. Not only will you have free reign to decide what goes in the park, but precisely how it runs too, making meaningful choices in its day-to-day operations. From hiring staff to setting drinks prices, expanding borders to researching and purchasing attractions, players of all skill levels will get to preside over the coaster park of a lifetime.
There will be a variety of modes too – sandbox where money is not an issue, putting park building and money-making skills to the test, or by immersing yourself in the development of a thriving coaster park in the richly rewarding career mode.
It won’t just be the standard edition of Planet Coaster that rolls out either. Available as a digital exclusive, Planet Coaster: Deluxe Edition expands upon the rich assortment of rides and coasters available to not just bring the base game, but also opportunity to access both the Magnificent Rides Collection and the Classic Rides Collection. These will offer up a total of 18 new rides and coasters, inspired by some of the most iconic attractions from fairgrounds and theme parks from around the world.
You’ll find Planet Coaster: Console Edition retailing at 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, however with the cross-gen launch in place – and standard upgrade support in place for those moving between generations – more players than ever can enjoy the thrill and excitement of running their own coaster park no matter what console they choose to play on.
That’s not all though. If you’re sold on what Frontier will be sending out way with Planet Coaster: Console Edition or Planet Coaster: Deluxe Edition then pre-ordering the game at participating retailers will see you receive Oswald’s Magnificent Machine. This remarkable, one-of-a-kind ride designed by Planet Coaster impresario Oswald B. Thompson, was his first coaster creation and embodies all the fun and excitement Oswald strives to achieve in his parks.
For now, get a watch of the latest trailer below. And let us know how you’ll be expressing your creative desires with Planet Coaster: Console Edition for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5.