Frontier is making a Jurassic World video game

Frontier is making a Jurassic World video game

The maker of Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster is developing a Jurassic World theme park game.

Jurassic World Evolution has players building their own version of the dinosaur filled attraction; fingers crossed players are more successful than Hammond and co.

It’s set to launch next summer; given that the next entry in the film series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is set for launch next June, it’s likely Evolution will launch nearby. Though going on the trailer below, things are inevitably going to go wrong. 

"As long-time fans of the entire Jurassic series we're thrilled to be putting players in charge of their own Jurassic World," Frontier chief creative officer Jonny Watts said.

"We're excited to bring over 15 years of management, simulation, and creature development expertise to a destination and franchise that remains an inspiration to us."

This follows Chinese tech and entertainment giant Tencent taking a nine per cent stake in Frontier. The developer and publisher also revealed that its other theme park game, Planet Coaster, has shifted 1m units since its November 2016 release. Meanwhile, Elite Dangerous has sold 2.75m units since the end of 2014.

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