Planet Coaster is a construction and management theme park game developed by Frontier Developments. It was released on Steam on November 17, 2016. It was originally dubbed Coaster Park Tycoon but the studio decided against tying the game in with the previous Tycoon series and changed the name. This game runs on the COBRA engine, the same proprietary, custom built engine that is used for Elite Dangerous. The game is available on Steam. Players who purchased the game early were invited to the Beta. More information is available at the official website.
Planet Coaster gives players the tools they need to build and maintain their own theme park from the ground up. There are several game modes including Career, Sandbox and Challenge. Create buildings, alter landscape, and build enormous using the innovative and easy to use tools. Create blueprints of your designs and share them via the global village and Steam Workshop. Create an avatar and visit other player's parks.
The park comes alive when guests arrive. Hire staff to meet their needs and entertain guests, to surveil the shifty crowds, or to clean up after them. Watch them as they walk around and click on them to see their thoughts. Find out what they enjoy or don't enjoy and do what it takes to make them happy and keep them spending money.
The sky is the limit to the creativity that can be discovered within Planet Coaster.
See: Downloadable content
Planet Coaster features multiple downloadable content packs ("DLCs") which consist primarily of additional themed pieces not available in the standard game, and with other additional content such as rides and rollercoasters.
|The Munsters® Munster Koach Construction Kit||July 21, 2017||1.99|
|The Munsters® Munster Koach Construction Kit features in-game replicas of the Munster Koach and the DRAG-U-LA drag racer from The Munsters episode Hot Rod Herman and the classic 1966 movie Munster, Go Home!|
|Back to the Future™ Time Machine Construction Kit||July 21, 2017||1.99|
|The Back to the Future™ Construction Kit features in-game replicas of the DeLorean Time Machine in its original 1985 form, and in its 2015, 1955 and 1885 variants, with optional standard tires, ‘hover’ wheels, white-rimmed classic tires, or railway wheels.|
|Knight Rider™ K.I.T.T. Construction Kit||July 21, 2017||1.99|
|The Knight Rider™ K.I.T.T. Construction Kit features in-game replicas of K.I.T.T., K.I.T.T. in Super Pursuit mode, and the evil Knight Industries prototype K.A.R.R. with silver and black finish. Champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless and the powerless in Planet Coaster today!|
|Spooky Pack||September 25, 2017||7.99|
|A theme so dark it rose from the grave! Embrace the spook-tacular new supernatural content in Planet Coaster, and thrill your guests with surprises lurking around every dark corner! New rides, spooky scenery pieces and more! Transform your park into a gothic masterpiece.|
|Adventure Pack||December 8, 2017||7.99|
|Create pyramids, temples, and other jungle structures; lure your guests into ancient traps and have them encounter truly scary creatures. Including the Gold Fever coaster, Island Adventure and Land Ahoy rides and a new entertainer, Renee Feu! Are you ready for an adventure?!|
|Studios Pack||March 27, 2018||7.99|
|Build the ultimate backlot tour and bring the blockbuster experience to life with spectacular stunts, dramatic effects and rides that put park guests in the heart of the action. Featuring Hollywood props, movie set backdrops and action-packed animatronics.|
|Vintage Pack||July 10, 2018||7.99|
|The Vintage Pack includes two new coasters, five new rides, classic roofs and architecture, interactive vending machines, static and animated props, building props, lights and scenery, animated characters, fences, path extras, and character hats.|
|World's Fair Pack||October 26, 2018||7.99|
|Based on a selection of countries, including China; USA; France; Morocco; Italy; Germany; Japan; UK; Mexico, and Spain, the World's Fair Pack includes two new coasters, one new tracked ride, and ten new wall set styles based on the new country themes complete with shop panels, doors and roof pieces.|
|Magnificent Rides Collection||December 20, 2018||7.99|
|The Magnificent Rides Collection is the first ever collection of its kind in the world of Planet Coaster. It introduces nine new rides and coasters to the game, inspired by some of the most iconic attractions from fairgrounds and theme parks around the world.|
|Classic Rides Collection||April 6, 2019||7.99|
|Expand your theme park empire, excite and delight your guests and experience nine brand new rides and coasters for your theme park, inspired by the most iconic and classic attractions from fairgrounds and theme parks around the world.|
|Ghostbusters™||June 4, 2019||12.99|
|Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters adds a brand new rollercoaster, an interactive Ghostbusters™ dark ride and a fully voiced narrative campaign with Dan Aykroyd and William Atherton!|
|Quick Draw Interactive Shooting Ride (DLC)||June 4, 2019||FREE|
|Sharpen your aim in this target shooting ride. Ride the track, shoot the targets and log your high score in this test of accuracy. Or create your own themed interactive shooting galleries for a different experience every time.|