Theme park tycoon Planet Coaster has announced that the World's Fair Pack paid DLC will launch alongside a free update on October 16, 2018, according to a news post on the game's Steam Community page.
Planet Coaster is a game that arguably inherited the spirit of Rollercoaster Tycoon with its unprecedented freedom for players to build the theme park of their heart's desire and pack it full of thrilling rides and beautiful scenery. Our review praised the strength of the vanilla campaign. It's been nearly two years since the game left Early Access and Planet Coaster has launched several paid and free updates to the game. Another one is about to enter the fray - the World's Fair Pack.
On the paid side of things, the World's Fair Pack is largely focused on adding new brands to your toolset. Ten new brands with associated signage, vending machines, and decorations will be making their way into the game. Players can also avail themselves of two brand-new coasters and a ride. The Jixxer and Interceptor are launched motorcycle coasters where riders lean into the corners on a hydraulic race track. The slowpokes in your park will nonetheless appreciate the Polarity, an unmanned transport system that uses magnets to propel a train.
Current owners of the game will also be privy to a bunch of neat content detailed on the game's forums not too long ago. While food stalls can meet the basic needs of your guests, the brand-new restaurant feature will allow you to create facilities for people to sit down and have a good meal. You can cook up the menus yourself by selecting from the game's existing tasty treats and tailor the effectiveness of your eateries through perks and targeting guest demographics.
Another new addition is a "lapping" feature for coasters; this means that they'll be able to pass through the launch station more than once. The lapping feature and restaurants mesh nicely with the upcoming paid content, but they're sure to add some fun new toys if you decide against picking it up.
More info on what's to come are laid out in the forum post; be sure to read it for all the fine details. If you'd like to get your hands on the World's Fair Pack for Planet Coaster, you'll be able to buy it on October 16, 2018, for $10.99/£7.99/€10.99 or your regional equivalent. You can also grab the base game on Steam and the Humble Store.
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