To have a good time the one yr anniversary of Planet Coaster’s launch, Frontier have put collectively a large anniversary update that introduces autumn themes, new rides and coasters, new administration options, an additional state of affairs and a elaborate state of affairs editor. It’s a reasonably complete replace — expansion-worthy, even — however it’s solely free.
There’s rather a lot to unpack, however first, a trailer.
Planet Coaster is a greater artistic sandbox than it’s a administration sim, however the anniversary replace appears to be like like it is going to go an extended strategy to making the administration layer extra sturdy. Staff, for example, can go on strike, and meals distributors are not locked inside their stalls, so that you’ll have to make it possible for there’s all the time sufficient employees to cowl lunch breaks and the like. Speaking of taking breaks, employees even have power that will get misplaced over time, necessitating buildings the place they will recuperate. While chilling out, they’ll additionally get some perks, relying on the employees constructing.
Groups of company now have extra individuality, in that they will spawn with quite a lot of traits that make them extra more likely to get pleasure from explicit rides and park facilities, in addition to figuring out their tolerances and the way a lot money they’ve received on them. If you solely need wealthy, coaster-loving company, then you’ll be able to management what traits seem in your eventualities.
On the topic of eventualities, the anniversary replace introduces a model new one: Gulpee’s Island Paradise. It’s only a distant beachfront, however Gulpee’s hoping that you could flip it right into a profitable theme park. “It’s going to take skillful management and a full staff roster to keep everything running smoothly,” warns Frontier.
Along with Gulpee’s Island Paradise, there’s a state of affairs editor that allows you to create your individual eventualities to play or share on Steam Workshop. You’ll be capable to management every little thing from what loans and analysis is out there, to the goals (with a number of circumstances) that gamers should sort out. And you’ll be capable to fill these eventualities with the brand new rides, coasters and surroundings that include the replace.
Two new rides and three coasters might be squeezed inside parks new and previous, starting from the retro Weisshorn, impressed by caterpillar rides from the 1920s, to a beast of a coaster often called the Zenith. Here’s Frontier explaining why you may want it in your park:
The Zenith is a grasp class in curler coaster engineering; it’s a hydraulic launched coaster with a high pace of 175mph that roars vertically up an infinite ‘Top Hat’ aspect that’s been customized made with a posh assist system to incorporate vertical incline and drop rolls and twists for the last word thrill on your company. This is an actual standing image for any park that need to present the world how wonderful their park is with a 137m/450ft excessive high hat as a centrepiece. With all this file breaking pace and peak you’ll want a practice to impress and the Zenith delivers, it’s glossy, excessive pace design makes this the whole package deal.
And then there are all of the bug fixes, blueprints, UI modifications and trip enhancements — you’ll be able to learn the large record of additives here.
It’s been a reasonably spectacular first yr for Planet Coaster. I had a good time with it at launch, as you’ll be able to see from my Planet Coaster review, however it’s simply gone from power to power, with Frontier throwing a shocking quantity of seasonal content and basic enhancements at it. If you’ve been holding off on selecting it up, now is a superb time to chunk the bullet, and never simply due to the replace — it’s additionally 55 p.c off on Steam.