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Frontier Developments has released footage of a behind-closed-doors demo for Project Zoo that it was showing during E3 last week.

The footage is accompanied by commentary from lead community manager Bo de Vries, community manager Chanté Goodman, senior artist Liesa Bauwens, and QA tester Samantha Marsh, and takes us on a tour of a safari-style zoo.

During the demo, we get a look at the game’s mixed habitat system, with zebra and wildebeests sharing an enclosure. According to the developer, placing animals in the same enclosure that would usually be together in the wild will “enrich” both species. Players can also place various items that will enrich them and keep them happy and healthy, such as scratching posts.

Later on, we get to see staff hiring, the creation of “Staff Only” areas via new staff paths, the Zoopedia screens for educating guests, transport rides, and more.

Planet Zoo launches November 5th, 2019 for PC. As previously announced, players who preorder the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will gain access to an upcoming beta.

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Here’s an extended look at Project Zoo

Frontier Developments has shared a 17-minute gameplay video for its upcoming zoo management game Project Zoo.

By Matthew Bennett | 06/17/2019 05:08 AM PT

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Frontier Developments has released footage of a behind-closed-doors demo for Project Zoo that it was showing during E3 last week.

The footage is accompanied by commentary from lead community manager Bo de Vries, community manager Chanté Goodman, senior artist Liesa Bauwens, and QA tester Samantha Marsh, and takes us on a tour of a safari-style zoo.

During the demo, we get a look at the game’s mixed habitat system, with zebra and wildebeests sharing an enclosure. According to the developer, placing animals in the same enclosure that would usually be together in the wild will “enrich” both species. Players can also place various items that will enrich them and keep them happy and healthy, such as scratching posts.

Later on, we get to see staff hiring, the creation of “Staff Only” areas via new staff paths, the Zoopedia screens for educating guests, transport rides, and more.

Planet Zoo launches November 5th, 2019 for PC. As previously announced, players who preorder the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will gain access to an upcoming beta.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89