Frontier Developments plc has announced the Planet Zoo early-access Beta. This Beta is coming to gamers on the 24th of September and available to players who pre-order Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition.
The Beta runs from the 24th of September until the 8th of October, featuring the first scenario from the Career mode, and a biome from Franchise mode.
We bought a Planet Zoo
A new story awaits in Planet Zoo’s narrative-driven Career mode. Players will be introduced to a cast of colourful characters in a globe-trotting campaign, placing them in charge of zoos around the world. The Beta includes the first scenario, introducing players to zoo management and a selection of animals from the full game, including a number of as-yet unrevealed animals.
And sandbox meets simulation in Franchise mode where players can build, manage, research and develop their own zoo franchise alongside a global community of players. The Franchise mode Beta features Planet Zoo’s online Animal Exchange where players can trade animals to increase the genetic diversity and wellbeing in their zoo. At launch, Franchise mode will further introduce Daily Challenges and weekly Community Goals that will unite the community behind a shared objective.
Planet Zoo launches on the 5th of November and is available to pre-order now for £34.99 (€44.99, $44.99). The Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order now for £42.99 (€54.99, $54.99). Both are available on the Steam online store. Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition includes the Planet Zoo game plus bonus content, including:
- Beta access.
- Three exclusive animals.
- High-quality wallpapers.
- Original Soundtrack.
Players who pre-order the Deluxe Edition can join the Beta between the 24th of September and the 8th of October, and add the Komodo Dragon, Pygmy Hippopotamus, and Thomson’s Gazelle to their zoos at launch.
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