Frontier Developments is bringing dinosaur theme park simulator Jurassic World Evolution to consoles and PC in 2018. Over the weekend, the studio released a first look video at in-game footage, as well as some gameplay details, at Frontier Expo in London.
You can watch the video of Jurassic World Evolution‘s in-game footage above for a look at some high def dinosaurs, environment textures, structures, vehicles, and weather conditions. (Sadly no HD piles of dino dung for fan service — yet.) While the footage looks great, there is no actual gameplay shown. Thankfully a panel discussion at the expo shed some light on a few of the game’s features instead.
In Jurassic World Evolution, you begin with exploring your island, uncovering dinosaur fossils, and then bio-engineering various species to fill your park. As you grow and expand, you can unlock up to five different islands, each with new resources and advantages.
You will also have three different park development areas on which to focus: Entertainment, Security, and Science. The team explained Entertainment rests on providing enjoyable experiences to your guests, while Security is about successfully containing the most dangerous dinos possible. Finally, Science focuses on researching and developing breakthroughs in dinosaur bio-engineering.
The game isn’t all about building and micromanaging, however, as you will also have to deal with various disasters in your park. The team described a tropical storm that could damage your park’s structures, set dinosaurs loose, and, of course, upset guests.
Jurassic World Evolution is planned to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC around the time of the next movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in Summer 2018.