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Frontier, uh, finds a way

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Back in February, Frontier Developments of Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster fame announced they were going to build games based on the movies of an "enduring franchise of global renown". At the time, most people were expecting a Star Trek or Star Wars game due to the Elite: Dangerous connection but I felt that it would be a curveball completely separate from their existing games. Turns out we were all wrong as the game, announced during Microsoft's presentation at Gamescom today, is closely related to the theme park genre...

Jurassic World Evolution will be coming at some point in Summer 2018 to coincide with the release of the new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. There is little in the way of detail but it is safe to assume this will be a park builder / management sim in the same vein as Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. The trailer, whilst not game footage, shows an ACU building being placed to stop a rampaging T-Rex and Frontier Developments said that "players will build their own Jurassic World as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities".

I've long wanted a follow up to Operation Genesis and the freemium Jurassic Park Builder on mobile was not it. Frontier certainly have the design chops for this with Planet Coaster proving to be a huge hit with creative players. That said, it does suffer from a poor management layer compared to its Rollercoaster Tycoon predecessors so I'd hope to see that improved upon in this game. Overall though, I'll be happy so long as I can breed the Pepsisaurus that Lowery wanted...