Planet Coaster releases today, bringing theme park sims to the modern age

Planet Coaster releases today, bringing theme park sims to the modern age

Planet Coaster already has thousands of user generated creations

Planet Coaster releases today, bringing theme park sims to the modern age

Planet Coaster finally releases today, bringing the theme park genre bang up to date with modern simulation techniques and a wide range of community created attractions. This game comes from Frontier Developments, the developers of Elite Dangerous and more importantly the developers of the Expansion packs for Rollercoaster Tycoon 2. 
For years an alternative to the Rollercoaster Tycoon series has been desperately needed to bring innovation to the genre, especially when once classic series' like SimCity can be ruined with the wrong publisher and development team. Planet Coaster plans to do for Rollercoaster Tycoon what Cities: Skylines did for SimCity, revitalising the genre with new features and community-based asset/attraction creation capabilities. 

Even before the game's official launch Planet Coaster early access beta has already become one of the top 100 played games on Steam, showcasing exactly how much demand there is for a new entry into the theme park building genre.  


With Planet Coaster Frontier wants to create a game that not only allows you to create custom coaster parks and provide an accurate simulation but also allow players to share custom rides, scenery, shops and other buildings, giving the game an almost endless supply of post-launch content.
Today with only the beta release of the game Planet Coaster fans have already added over 10,000 items to Planet Coaster's section of the Steam Workshop, including a full recreation of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade from the Harry Potter series. 



Planet Coaster will be releasing on PC later today (November 17th) at 6PM GMT, with the  full game having a 10% discount before launch. 

Below are the PC system requirements for Planet Coaster. 



  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit 
  • Processor: Intel i5-2300/AMD FX-4300 
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 560 (2GB)/AMD Radeon 7850 (2GB) 
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Storage: 8 GB available space 
  • Additional Notes: Minimum specifications may change during development.



  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit 
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770/AMD FX-8350 
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 980 (4GB)/AMD R9 380 (4GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Storage: 8 GB available space 


Planet Coaster plans to become the Cities: Skylines of the theme park genre, creating a modern take on a classic game series with full 3D graphics and a more authentic simulation than ever before.


You can join the discussion on Planet Coaster on the OC3D Forums


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17-11-2016, 10:50:13

Wicked. God I am so glad all of my rigs are nearly finished, I will finally get time to get down to some serious gaming Quote

17-11-2016, 11:14:39

It's totes live now btw Quote

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