Jurassic World: Evolution is an upcoming dino theme park simulator that will accompany the release of the upcoming movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The game was announced last year and excited many gamers, including myself. I mean, who wouldn’t want to manage their own Jurassic theme park?
Talking about the upcoming game in the latest issue of PC Gamer Magazine, the game’s director Michael Brookes said that Evolution aims to stay true to the core theme of the novel and movie franchise, where things go spectacularly wrong almost every time. Furthermore, Brookes explained that:
“We don’t want the game to be a constant state of emergency where you don’t have time to enjoy creating, but when things go wrong, the stakes are always high. A running theme in the novels and films is small things quickly escalating, and we want you to experience that same kind of creeping emergency when you play our game. […] if a ride breaks down in Planet Coaster, it costs you money and time. If an electric fence breaks down in Jurassic World, well you’ve seen the movies.”
Of course managing a park and breeding dinosaurs is fun and all, but what makes the game even more exciting is that players will face several challenges including dino breakouts, power outages, storms, and corporate sabotage. Check out this next statment by Brookes:
“Each disaster is quite manageable in isolation, but the challenge comes when a single emergency is left unattended and it cascades into another, and another, and another,” Brookes also said to PC Gamer Magazine.
Furthermore, Evolution will allow players to manage parks on multiple islands where they have the option to select what a specific park will focus on whether it be safety, scientific research, or pure profit. As park manager, players will have to balance and address the needs of several departments including, security, guest relations, scientific research, and many others. Lastly, players will be able to bioengineer their own dinos, so choose the traits you want to put in your custom dinos wisely or you might end up with another Indominus Rex, which you can also do if you like danger and excitement.
You can check out the gameplay footage for Jurassic World: Evolution that was released last year here.
Jurassic World: Evolution is coming soon in July 2018. The game is being developed by Frontier Developments and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC and will serve as a tie-in to the upcoming blockbuster, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.