Frontier Development has announced the release date for Planet Zoo's beta. The upcoming construction and management simulation beta will be available to fans who preorder on Steam and will run from 9/24/19 through 10/8/19.
The beta will feature two game modes: Career and Franchise.
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 unrevealed animals.
Franchise Mode: 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 the Planet Zoo community behind a shared objective.
If you preorder Planet Zoo's Deluxe Edition, you'll receive bonus content on top of beta access, including:
Three exclusive animals: Komodo Dragon, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Thomson’s Gazelle.