Theme park management sims are very few and very far between on consoles, but there’s a new contender vying for the top spot with today’s release of Planet Coaster: Console Edition, which is out now on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox One X|S, and will soon be available on PS5 on its multiple launch dates (November 12th, November 19th.)
The launch comes with a new trailer to get would-be park managers hyped up to build the best park around, and maybe clean some puke up, too. It’s a celebratory trailer of sorts and it kind of looks like a knock-off Disneyland towards the end. Perfect – we can’t go to Disneyland anyway, so that will do, right?
The previously announced pre-order bonuses are being extended until November 24th to accommodate the PS5’s second release date, November 19th, so there’s still time to bag the Oswald’s Magnificent Machine coaster if you haven’t already pre-ordered.
Planet Coaster started out on PC where it has been well received by critics and fans. With the console launch, some things have been changed to adapt to how players control the game using a gamepad. This includes a brand new control scheme utilising a new radial menu, which should make creating elaborate parks a doddle for console players.
If you get the game on either the current-gen consoles, either PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to upgrade to the next-gen version for free. So if you buy on PS4, you’ll automatically get the PS5 optimised version at no extra cost when you get your PS5, and likewise with the Xbox family of consoles.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition is out today for £39.99/$49.99/€44.99 for the standard version and £49.99/$59.99/€54.99 for the Deluxe Edition across all consoles. We’ll have a review soon-ish. Probably. There’s a lot going on. It’s the first day of a new console generation, you know?