There’s a new trailer for Jurassic World: Evolution, the dinosaur park building game from Frontier Developments. Although the trailer is technically made up of in-game footage (as opposed to pre-rendered), it’s a far cry from actualy gameplay footage. Still, pretty dinos. Faithful to the source material, as they say.
In case you haven’t heard of it, Jurassic World: Evolution is going to let you build your own dinosaur theme park, hopefully without reenacting the scenes from the movies. It is being made by the people behind the hugely successful Planet Coaster, so there’s reason to be excited. Beside the dinosaurs, that is. The footage comes from Frontier Expo, the developer’s own convention, which was held several days ago in London.
The official blog mentions the trailer being accompanied by a presentation held by game director Mike Brookes, lead designer Andy Fletcher and head of animation Nick Rodgers. Sadly, there’s none of that here – only dinosaurs. The video may be more exciting when framed by talk about features straight from the source, but we’ll never know. Only the thousand or so people who were present will ever know.
What’s that? Oh, the video of the talk just went live? Well that’s nice. There’s some framing for you. It’s still not actual gameplay footage, but now you can pretend you’re one of the select few that got to witness the whole thing firsthand. They show off some nice screenshots and talk about how to keep your dinos happy. It’s imperative you keep your dinos happy, since you’ll have tourists in Hawaiian shirts roaming the premises.
Jurassic World: Evolution is supposed to be released at some point next year. It’s coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, hopefully all at the same time.