Posted November 6, 2019 by David Latham in Feature

Planet Zoo is Out Now on PC

From the makers of Planet Coaster, Frontier Developments is excited to announce that Planet Zoo is out now for PC.

A powerful simulator, Planet Zoo looks to be one of the most customisable theme park builders ever made. From gameplay demonstrations we’ve seen, buildings can be fully built and created to your own architectural design, and with several unique environments creating different climate-style challenges, there’s plenty to do and learn in Planet Zoo.

Rocket Chainsaw has been following Planet Zoo’s development, and you can find out more about its career mode in our write-up here.

With over 70 animals available at launch, Planet Zoo has four distinct gameplay modes: Franchise, Career, Challenge and Sandbox. Entrepeneurs can tackle the books managing everything down to staff costs, guest donations, and more.

Watch the East Asia themed Planet Zoo launch trailer below:


Build a world for wildlife in Planet Zoo, the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them. Experience a globe-trotting campaign or let your imagination run wild in the freedom of Sandbox mode. Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices, and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world’s wildest zoos.

We’re delighted to release the next entry in the Planet series. Planet Zoo is very much a labour of love for the team after two and a half years of researching animal traits and behaviours and translating that into what we think is a deep and rewarding sim game. The reception from announce to beta to launch has been wonderfully affirming, and we’re all excited to see what players create” said Piers Jackson, Game Director.

Planet Zoo can be played both offline and online, and Frontier Developments has revealed there will be weekly and monthly challenges for players wanting to put their building and managing skills to the test. Players who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition will add the Komodo Dragon, Pygmy Hippopotamus, and Thomson’s Gazelle to their zoos today.

Planet Zoo launches worldwide on November 6th, 2019 on PC. Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for our full review. For more information, head to the official website.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Go8 university but only uses his unique set of skills writing for passion. By day he's a stay-at-home father of two, by night he responds to the Bat-Signal. Where does he find the time?