Frontier Developments reveals Planet Coaster at E3

By Sarah Lamotte, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 03:38 GMT

David Braben is breathing new life into a classic concept.

Frontier Developments CEO David Braben dropped by the E3 PC gaming event to announce Planet Coaster, a much more lighthearted-looking title than the studio’s main powerhouse, the Elite series. The reveal trailer shows a bearded hipster hanging out in a field looking typically bored until a theme park begins to build itself around him. Braben described the project as “the revival of a genre”, and with Frontier’s serious simulation chops and its history with the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, there’s no doubt it’s the right studio for the job. Planet Coaster is coming to PC in 2016.

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