Frontier Expo 2017: Planet Coaster adds scenarios, picnic tables, and lets vendors loose


Visitors can sit while vendors run wild! That’s the news that Planet Coaster devs shared on stage at the inaugural Frontier Expo 2017. The free upcoming first anniversary update will introduce new management features, rides, and customization options to the roller coaster building sim. First up: picnic tables. Now park visitors can sit to enjoy their meals, making them happier. Conversely, vendors will become free-range, leaving their shops and moving around around the park. This becomes important because vendors will have energy levels, and in order to recharge after a long shift they will need to go to the newly introduced staff management building (which players can customize to provide different perks).

In addition to those features, more customization will be available, from interchangeable coasters and tracks to four new rides — including a community-requested water coaster. Later, in the 1.4 update, folks will be able to create scenarios and share them on the Steam workshop to play with others. Get a peek at these features in the videos and screenshots below!

Disclosure: In accordance with Massively OP’s ethics policy, we must disclose that Frontier Developments is paying for our writer’s travel, accommodation, and ticket for this event along with several other members of the gaming press. Frontier Developments has neither requested nor been granted any control or influence over our coverage of the event, and the writer is paid exclusively by Massively OP for her work.

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Sheryl Lard

So this is where the ED development money is going? Totally what space sim fans backed on Kickstarter, a park builder game for kids.


This is an amazing game, been playing it since launch on and off.This and Elite dangerous are 2 good games so I am thinking to get their next game as well.

Speaking of Elite Dangerous, will we get a post regarding the upcoming content here as well? :D

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Richard de Leon III

How does this compare to RCtycoon? I love that game a lot, but ive been wary to dive into Planet Coaster.


That’s cool, I love this game, but seeing it here made me think it was gonna be multiplayer in the future or something. :(

Dro Gul

Yeah.. if it were multiplayer it would be a homerun…