Frontier Developments has unveiled the Magnificent Rides Collection, a new paid DLC update for its theme park sim Planet Coaster, coming to PC on December 18th.
Based on everything that Frontier has revealed so far, Magnificent Rides looks to be somewhat narrower in scope compared to Planet Coaster's previous paid DLC efforts. While the likes of the Spooky Pack, Adventure Pack, and Studios Pack all offered swathes of new props, building pieces, effects, and attractions, Magnificent Rides is, as its name implies, focussed purely on the latter.
In total, it includes nine new rides, one of which will have a second variant. At present, however, only three of these have been revealed.
Frontier has unveiled Planet Coaster's new World's Fair Pack, an internationally flavoured DLC expansion coming to PC next week, on October 16th.
The World's Fair Pack takes Frontier's theme park sim on a globe-hopping tour of ten different countries. The result is a brand-new collection of over 360 building and scenery items - including shops, restaurants, and billboards - inspired by the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, China, and the USA. Ideal if you fancy attempting to build your own version of Disney's Epcot or, you know, the world.
There's the briefest glimpse of the new themes in the teaser trailer below.
UPDATE 10/7/18: Planet Coaster's new Vintage Pack DLC update, which adds a host of new building elements to the base game - all inspired by the golden age of theme parks in the early 20th century - is out now, and there's a lovely launch trailer to accompany its release.
Update, 27/3/18: Planet Coaster's Studios Pack expansion is here, and its accompanying launch trailer offers a whistle stop tour of its new movie-themed features.
A Planet Coaster fan has crafted an astonishing, 15-minute-long thrill ride inspired by James Cameron's movie classic Aliens, all built in-game.
UPDATE 18/12/17: Planet Coaster's Indiana Jones-style Adventure Pack DLC expansion is out now, and is absolutely stuffed with beautifully designed pieces for those looking to inject a touch of 1930s pulp adventure into their theme park creations.
UPDATE 4/11/17: Frontier has announced that Planet Coaster's big free anniversary update, better known as update 1.4, will launch on November 22nd.
The news also comes with a few additional details of what to expect in 1.4. The previously announced Weisshorn flat ride will now, for instance, be joined by a smaller, more compact variant known as the Monte Leone. Crucially, it has no roof and a smaller control booth to allow for easier customisation.
There's also word on the new Zenith rollercoaster, a hydraulic launched coaster with a top speed of 175mph that "roars vertically up an enormous 'Top Hat' element".
Theme park sim Planet Coaster has now sold more than one million units, British studio Frontier announced today.
The developer's other big success, Elite Dangerous, has now sold more than 2.75m.
Planet Coaster launched in November last year to positive reviews. Eurogamer dubbed it "the finest park construction simulator yet".
Tencent's investment in western video game companies continues - this time it's bought nine per cent of Frontier for £17.7m.
Frontier Developments, the maker of Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous, is suing Atari, the company behind RollerCoaster Tycoon World.
It's early days in the great coaster sim war, but already it looks like we have a clear winner.
There's nothing quite like a video game face-off, and we've had a few good ones over the years. Mario vs Sonic. Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat. Call of Duty vs Battlefield. FIFA vs PES.
Now, add RollerCoaster Tycoon World vs Planet Coaster to that list.
Overnight, Atari announced a Wednesday, 16th November release date for RollerCoaster Tycoon World. That's the day before Frontier's rival coaster sim Planet Coaster comes out, on Thursday, 17th November.
There are labels on Steam's Dishonored 2 and Planet Coaster pages that clearly state the games use Denuvo's Antitamper piracy protection.
Planet Coaster, the spiritual successor to the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, will have its own coaster crashes. Obviously.
Planet Coaster launches 17th November 2016.
Frontier has cancelled its own $100,000 Elite Dangerous tournament - upsetting some players who spent many hours preparing for it.
Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has released a new developer diary for Planet Coaster, the promising-looking PC theme park sim.
CORRECTION: This article originally claimed that Frontier had launched a "crowdfunding campaign" for Planet Coaster. Frontier has been in touch to clarify that game is fully funded and will be made regardless of the success of these pre-order sales, so we've altered the headline and some of the text to reflect this.
Frontier Developments has set up a pre-order campaign for its upcoming Roller Coaster Tycoon spiritual successor Planet Coaster - including offers of premium access and exclusive in-game content in the style of Kickstarter rewards.
At £19.99 players can reserve the upcoming PC game from Frontier's online store.
Roller Coaster and Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier Developments has announced Planet Coaster.
It will be available for PC in 2016.
It looks a little like Roller Coaster Tycoon, only with the ability to shape even more of the landscape.