Yes, Jurassic Park has not died yet. Since the successful reboot with Jurassic World, the franchise has been quiet, but the waiting is going to end. Frontier, a UK based game developer, is going to release Jurassic World Evolution for PS4, Xbox One and PC – and my childish hope for fun is back.
I am a big fan of Jurassic Park from the very first movie till the last installment. Dinosaurs are immensely interesting creatures: huge beings that have stumbled on earth and living their own instinct lives. Sometimes, I prefer dinosaurs over the big mammals we have now. As a gaming and business fanatic, I was looking for a combination of all my interests. I enjoy playing Rollercoaster Tycoon I and II, so managing dinosaurs in a park wouldn’t be too far fetched. For sure, there were attempts prior to Jurassic World Evolution, but none of them really struck my fancy. So I am happy that Frontier (who also made Rollercoaster Tycoon III and Zoo Tycoon) has taken the job of doing something properly with the Jurassic Park franchise.
Another observation from the trailer, is just how beautifully crafted the reptiles are. At first, I really thought these were just fancy pre-rendered cinematics to appeal to gamers, but it is stated as in-game footage – meaning you would be engaging and breeding dinosaurs you would recognize from the movies. Such an exciting treat. There are tons of little details too: breached walls, dust around new built buildings and much more. From the looks of it, it seems the weather will be playing a part as well.
My guess for the storyline is that you are the new director of an island and you need to restart the Jurassic World (as opposed from the fallen park of Jurassic World) theme park – in other words, my guess is that the game will play out in the same universe. I would definitely love to throw Chris Pratt’s alter ego in the cage for training raptors and many more things I want to try and build.
The inital release will be on June 2018. And I will be ready for it. Do you love your dinosaurs or would you prefer current animals?