Planet Coaster Is Channeling Theme Park So Far, And That’s Great

Planet Coaster Is Channeling Theme Park So Far, And That’s Great

If you’re going to make a game about theme parks, and by extension making people sick and devilishly long queues, then you’d better plug into nostalgia a heavy amount. Thankfully, that’s what Frontier Developments appears to be doing with the latest footage online for Planet Coaster.

It’s the latest in a series of videos that have been pushed out on a YouTube account that doesn’t appear directly affiliated with Frontier Developments. It’s quite clearly early footage of Planet Coaster though, with the company’s branding and logo all over it.

In the latest video you can see the animations and styling behind some of the rides. It looks pretty smooth, even if it’s just a rendering of an attraction for now.

The other videos look promising for how limited they are as well. About a week ago the same YouTube account put this video up, showcasing a couple of patrons interacting with a park mascot.

It’s brilliant. Just watch.

As a comparison, the last video that went live on Frontier’s official channel was a very similar cut away of just the animations. It’s only several seconds long, but the style of capturing is pretty similar to the first video.

All in all, I’m liking what I’m seeing so far. The aesthetic of the rides reminds me deeply of Theme Park and the animations look very smooth, which is wonderful to see. The game has an awfully long way to go — we’ve seen more about congestion animations than actual rollercoasters to date.

But damn, those animations are neat. And the idea of thousands, even tens of thousands, of people flooding my theme park is pretty appealing.


  • 🙁

    “Planet Coaster is an upcoming construction and management simulation developed and published by Frontier Developments for Microsoft Windows due to be released in Q4 of 2016”

  • Game was delayed. Was supposed to be released already. So happy about that. Take your time guys. Get it right. Want this game to be awesome

    • i agree. i’d rather them delay it with a better finished product then a half-assed game that constantly has patches.
      it’ll be good to get back into the theme park simulation. tis been a while for me – i think it has since Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

    • I think you’re thinking of Roller Coaster Tycoon World. Which looked absolutely terrible when the first trailer came out, but looks significantly less bad in more recent footage. It was supposed to be out this month (ish?), but has been delayed into earlier 2016 due to middling early access reviews and the need for some polish.
      Pretty sure Planet Coaster was always slated for late 2016.

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