A beta for Planet Zoo will run from September 24th to October 8th for anyone that pre-orders the game on Steam. This beta will include will include the first scenario from Career mode and a biome from Franchise mode.
Career Mode: A new story awaits in Planet Zoo’s narrative-driven Career mode. Players will be introduced to a cast of colorful characters in a globe-trotting campaign, placing them in charge of zoos around the world. The Planet Zoo 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.
Franchise Mode: And sandbox meets simulation in Franchise mode where players can build, manage, research and develop their own zoo franchise alongside a global community of Planet Zoo players. The Franchise mode Beta features Planet Zoo’s online Animal Exchange where players can trade animals to increase genetic diversity and well being in their zoo. At launch, Franchise mode will introduce Daily Challenges and weekly Community Goals that will unite Planet Zoo community behind a shared objective.
In addition to the standard edition, a Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition will include beta access, three exclusive animals (Komodo Dragon, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Thomson’s Gazelle), high-quality wallpapers, and the original soundtrack by JJ Ipsen. Planet Zoo’s beta will run from September 24th to October 8th. The game will be released on November 5th, 2019. We had a chance to see the game in action at E3 2019. Check out our preview here.