Planet Zoo: Console Edition Releasing 26 March 2024
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Planet Zoo: Console Edition Releasing 26 March 2024

Experience the award-winning, BAFTA-nominated Planet Zoo on Console this March 26th.

Build a world for wildlife with Planet Zoo: Console Edition. From the developers of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon, the ultimate zoo simulation is arriving on console. Planet Zoo brings controller support that puts powerful creative tools at your fingertips and includes years’ worth of features, content, and animals from the celebrated PC video game’s free updates.

Planet Zoo: Console Edition will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 26th. Pre-order now and get three exclusive animals at launch - the Thomson's Gazelle, Pygmy Hippopotamus and Komodo Dragon.

Planet Zoo Console - Pre-order Bonus Animals

Base Game

Planet Zoo: Console Edition features an incredible array of authentic animals who think, feel, and explore the world you design around them. Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, and make meaningful choices to nurture animals as you construct and manage the world’s wildest zoos using intuitive console controls. Pick up and play across four engaging game modes: embark on a globe-trotting campaign in Career mode, build a network of connected zoos in Franchise mode, put your skills to the test in Challenge mode, or let your imagination run wild in the freedom of Sandbox mode.

Deluxe Edition

Get extra content on launch day! With the 'Deluxe Edition' you'll get the base game and the Deluxe Upgrade Pack which gives you access to an additional 16 species and 2 extra campaign scenarios.

Deluxe edition content:

  • Bring the Wetlands to your zoo with the capybara, platypus, Asian small-clawed otter, spectacled caiman, Nile lechwe, wild water buffalo, red-crowned crane, and Danube crested newt.
  • Build your dream Southeast Asia zoo with the sun bear, clouded leopard, Malaysian tapir, proboscis monkey, North Sulawesi babirusa, binturong, Ussuri dhole, and giant leaf insect.
  • Take over management duties of Green Leaf Zoological in the rich and vibrant Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland.
  • Turn Kuala Bintu Taman into a profitable zoo in the heart of Perak, Malaysia, surround by a stunning tropical rainforest biome.

Ultimate Edition

Want the ULTIMATE Planet Zoo experience? Pick up the 'Ultimate Edition' and you'll get everything included in the base game and Deluxe Edition, PLUS a Season Pass! That means you'll get future access to a selection of 14 awe-inspiring DLCs, which add 81 new species, 15 campaign scenarios, and over 2000 additional scenery pieces!*

The Season Pass can also be purchased separately at launch.

*All Season Pass DLC content to be released between launch and March 2025


Planet Zoo Console - Modern Zoo

Build and expand your dream zoo with intuitive controls, for the first time on console!

Create the perfect zoo with piece-by-piece construction and landscaping tools. Flex your creativity with a huge array of themed decorations, facilities and much more, in a variety of unique and stunning biomes.

Planet Zoo Console - Gorilla

Delight and entertain your visitors with a vast selection of highly detailed animals from around the world! Build the perfect habitats to care for your growing animals, watch them thrive or release them into the wild to grow their population.

Create a network of successful and profitable modern zoos in Franchise Mode, go on a trip around the world, with exciting objectives and challenges in Scenario Career Mode, or let your creativity run wild with Sandbox mode.

Planet Zoo Console - Hippos Vet

Manage staff, visitors, facilities, and the welfare of your animals with in-depth tracking tools.

Give your animals the perfect care with information from the animal Zoopedia. Build facilities, research animal needs, educate your visitors and raise awareness with a range of tours, videos, and infographics.

Planet Zoo Console - African Savannah Elephant

Share and download blueprints with the console cross platform Frontier Workshop and take on weekly Community Challenges to earn in-game rewards!

Frontier Unlocked

Tune in Wednesday 31st January at 18:00 UTC for the very first Frontier Unlocked livestream! A brand new monthly livestream bringing you news and reveals across all Frontier games! This new livestream will take place on the last Wednesday of every month and will focus on the content that matters most to you, updates and news about all your favourite games.

In our first livestream we'll be talking about Planet Zoo: Console Edition as well as a sneak peek at what’s in store throughout 2024.

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Everything You Need to Know About Planet Zoo: Console Edition

What is Planet Zoo?

Planet Zoo is an award-winning zoo simulator, where players construct, customise, and manage the world’s wildest zoos populated by an incredible array of animals.

In Planet Zoo, budding zookeepers can test their skills across four engaging game modes: Career, Franchise, Challenge, and Sandbox. Deep management and simulation features allow players to focus on the bigger picture, or control the smallest details to ensure animals, staff, and guests can thrive, as they build the ultimate zoo from the ground up.

What consoles will Planet Zoo: Console Edition be available on?

Planet Zoo: Console Edition will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

When will Planet Zoo: Console Edition release?

Planet Zoo: Console Edition will release on March 26th 2024.

Will previous updates be available in Planet Zoo: Console Edition?

Yes. Planet Zoo: Console Edition will launch complete with over 4 years’ worth of improvements, 15 free feature updates and numerous quality-of-life improvements from the PC edition. Free Update 16 and the 3rd Anniversary Animal will also be coming to Console Edition at a later date.

What DLC will be available for Planet Zoo: Console Edition?

14 DLCs from the PC version will be coming to Planet Zoo: Console Edition after launch, containing over 80 different animal species, 15 campaign scenarios, and over 2,000 additional scenery pieces. Be sure to sign up for emails or follow us on social media to keep up-to-date on the latest DLC news.

What are the differences between Planet Zoo: Console Edition and the PC release?

Planet Zoo: Console Edition has been designed to deliver an authentic Planet Zoo experience, with intuitive gamepad controls and powerful creative features all from the comfort of your sofa.

To ensure smooth performance as your zoos grow, Planet Zoo: Console Edition features a Zoo Complexity Meter. This meter increases as you expand and add to your dream zoo, below is an example of a detailed zoo at 21% on the Zoo Complexity Meter.

Planet Zoo Console - Complexity

Will Planet Zoo: Console Edition support mouse and keyboard?

Yes. To bring the ultimate zoo simulator to console, we have revisited the user experience to create a gamepad accessible experience from the ground up, but if you still prefer mouse and keyboard, Planet Zoo: Console Edition will also be launching with mouse and keyboard support on console.

Will Planet Zoo: Console Edition have a workshop for sharing creations?

Yes. Planet Zoo: Console Edition will feature the Frontier Workshop which allows players to share zoos and blueprints with the rest of the Planet Zoo console community. The Frontier Workshop will feature console cross-platform support, allowing PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players to share their creations with one another.

Will the Animal Market be cross-platform in Planet Zoo: Console Edition?

No. Trading through the Animal Market will only be possible with other players on the same console platform e.g. PlayStation 5 to PlayStation 5. However, you'll be able to share and download blueprints with other players across console platforms using the Frontier Workshop.

Is Planet Zoo: Console Edition multiplayer?

No. As with the PC edition, Planet Zoo: Console Edition will not feature multiplayer gameplay. However, Planet Zoo: Console Edition does feature a number of ways to engage with the rest of the Planet Zoo community, including trading animals in Franchise Mode and sharing creations in the Frontier Workshop.

What price is Planet Zoo: Console Edition?

Planet Zoo: Console Edition will be available at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Base Game: £39.99/$49.99/€49.99
  • Deluxe Edition: £49.99/$59.99/€59.99
  • Ultimate Edition: £99.99/$119.99/€119.99

What is included in the Deluxe and Ultimate editions?

The Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Planet Zoo: Console Edition come complete with the following bonuses:

  • Deluxe Edition includes:
    • Deluxe DLC, featuring 16 additional animals and 2 additional scenarios.
  • Ultimate Edition includes:
    • Deluxe DLC, featuring 16 additional animals and 2 additional scenarios.
    • Season Pass, featuring 14 future DLCs, containing over 80 different animal species, 15 campaign scenarios, and over 2,000 additional scenery pieces.

Will there be a physical release of Planet Zoo: Console Edition?

We don't have any plans to release a physical version of Planet Zoo: Console Edition.

What languages will Planet Zoo: Console Edition be available in?

The languages available in Planet Zoo: Console Edition will be:

English, French, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Czech.

Where can you buy Planet Zoo: Console Edition?

Planet Zoo: Console Edition is available to pre-order now! To pre-order for your console platform of choice, please visit our purchase page.

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