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Planet Coaster is Riding Onto Consoles Next Summer

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster has been dominating the rollercoaster simulation market on PC since 2016, and from next year it’ll be available on consoles, too.

Developed by Frontier Developments, Planet Coaster has given Rollercoaster Tycoon a run for its money since its release. (Read as: completely obliterated it.) It’s the leader in theme park simulation games, allowing players to design and create epic coasters along with all kinds of other theme park attractions. What’s not to love?

The only downfall of the game so far has been its exclusivity to PC. But that’s all about to change: Planet Coaster is making its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in summer 2020.

It’s still a while away, but it’s good news to know that it’s coming. The console version will have the same level of strategy and customisation that’s found in the PC version, and the announcement promises it will “benefit from the ongoing development since its original launch”. Whether that means Planet Coaster: Console Edition will come bundled with any of the numerous expansions that have been rolled out remains to be seen; it’s likely it just refers to the inclusion of patches and updates to the core game.

Still! We’re excited at the prospect of building coasters and theme parks on PS4 and Xbox One in style. Give the trailer a watch below. We’ll have more on the console version of the game in the coming months. And if you can’t wait, it’s available on PC right now.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.