‘Jurassic World Evolution’ looks like ‘Sim City’ meets ‘Dungeon Keeper’

Tom Regan

If there’s one thing we love more than video games here at FANDOM, it’s dinosaurs. Yet, aside from Early Access dino smash, Ark: Survival Evolved, our prehistoric pals have been sorely under-represented in video games recently. Thankfully though, UK developer Frontier is about to change that. Yesterday, the team revealed that it was making the first ever Jurassic World game for PC and consoles – Jurassic World Evolution.

With Frontier responsible for making simulation classics like Rollercoaster Tycoon and Planet Coaster, we’re hugely excited to see what kind of madness gamers will be able to create in their very own Jurassic Park. While fans may be disappointed that the first Jurassic World game isn’t some kind of Turok-esque shooter, what could be better than managing your own theme park filled with dinosaurs?  Nothing, my dino-loving friends, the answer is nothing.

Following in the footsteps of the rather simplistic mobile game, Jurassic Park Builder, and moving away from the dino-battling of Jurassic World: The Game, Evolution looks to offer gamers the first-ever in-depth Jurassic Park management sim.

Your actions will have deadly consequences

While details are still light on the 2018 release, thankfully, Frontier was kind enough to provide a trailer that gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from Evolution. As well as showing gamers what happens if you don’t take care of your T-Rex, the announcement trailer also hinted at a few other interesting gameplay mechanics. with players in charge of operations on the shores of Isla Nublar, would-be park managers are tasked with bioengineering new dinosaur breeds, building cool attractions and of course – making adequate containment for the bitey little scamps.

In a fun little twist on the genre, it seems as though how you choose to run your park will have a huge impact on what happens to Isla Nublar, with the developer hinting that poor decisions will seemingly lead to some serious dino-related problems.

While it’s obviously too early to make a judgement call on the game just yet, we believe this dino-tastic RTS couldn’t have been given to a better studio. Jurassic World Evolution is coming to PS4, PC and Xbox One in summer 2018. Keep it locked to FANDOM for more Evolution info as we get it.

Tom Regan
Having written for everyone from Trusted Reviews to The Guardian, Tom is a London based writer who can't stop talking about games. Now he's joined the team at Fandom as gaming editor, we have to constantly remind ourselves that he's not actually Ed Sheeran.
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