Planet Zoo is a PC exclusive zoo management simulation from Frontier Developments slated to launch on November 5, 2019. Those interested in having a look at what’s to come can do so in the beta starting next Monday, September 24. For two weeks, ending October 8, players who pre-ordered Planet Zoo on Steam will get the chance to experience what should be a fun ride.
What’s Included in the Planet Zoo Beta
The beta will allow players to try out both the Career mode and the Franchise mode. It’ll also give them a first go at managing the entirety of a zoo, from taking care of the animals’ welfare, building enticing habitats, and keeping your visitors happy.
- Career Mode: A new story awaits in Planet Zoo’s narrative-driven Career mode. Players will be introduced to a cast of colorful characters in a globe-trotting campaign, placing them in charge of zoos around the world. The Planet Zoo Beta includes the first scenario, introducing players to zoo management and a selection of animals from the full game, including several as-yet unrevealed animals.
- Franchise Mode: Sandbox meets simulation in Franchise mode where players can build, manage, research, and develop their zoo franchise alongside a global community of Planet Zoo players. The Franchise mode Beta features Planet Zoo’s online Animal Exchange where players can trade animals to increase genetic diversity and wellbeing in their zoo. At launch, Franchise mode will introduce Daily Challenges and weekly Community Goals that will unite the Planet Zoo community behind a shared objective.
Players will need to pre-order Planet Zoo on Steam to access this exclusive beta. Pre-ordering also unlocks the following bonus content:
- Three unique animals: Komodo Dragon, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Thomson’s Gazelle
- High-quality wallpapers
- Original Soundtrack by JJ Ipsen
If my previous experience with Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution is any indication, then Planet Zoo should be super-fun experience when it launches exclusively on PC on November 5, 2019.