With Planet Coaster Console Edition on Game Pass, I happily still paid for the deluxe version, and a month later picked up the Spooky / Adventure double pack followed by the Vintage and Worlds Fair collection in February.
However, the game I was looking forward to more than the Series X, I’ve barely touched, because I don’t want to invest dozens of hours into a park to then try to squeeze in specific DLC content, but finally, the waiting game is coming to an end because on Thursday the last two major pieces of DLC are finally arriving.
Firstly the Studios pack priced at £7.99/$9.99, will include three new rides, “Big Screen tour” which is a bus-based ride, “Horror Heights”, a drop-tower dark ride and best of all “Re-Motion” a simulator style track ride where riders are suspended on a large robotic arm. there’s also over 90 new blueprints and hundreds of scenery items from the wild west to a zombie apocalypse there’s plenty to help you set the scene whether it’s a movie tour experience or a highly detailed themed rollercoaster.
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but memories of the Earthquake ride at Universal has always made the Studios pack my pick of the DLC’s on PC so I’m obviously eager to get my hands on the Console version too.
Next up is Ghostbusters, a little more expensive than the previous DLC packs at £12.99/$14.99, this fully licensed pack is based on the iconic movie from the 80’s.
Firstly there’s a new scenario voiced by original cast members of the 1984 “Ghostbusters”, Dan Akroyd (Ray Stantz) and William Atherton (Walter Peck).
There’s also plenty of Ghostbusters scenery from the Ecto-1 can, to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer and the ghostbuster HQ and Spook Central.
On top of plenty of new blueprints and building materials, there are also two new rides.
“The Ghostbusters Experience” is a track experience where riders jump on board the ecto-1 and try to score as many points as possible taking down various ghosts with their proton packs. The second ride called the “RollerGhoster” is a Slimer-themed Kiddie coaster that is sure to ensure your ghost-busting antics are suitable for the whole family.
Releasing the Studios pack and Ghostbusters DLC is a great move and these are the final two major DLC packs released on PC, finally making their way to the console edition.
We’ve not had any word on a potential bundle like previous DLC’s, maybe with the price difference, they’ll keep them separate, but don’t be surprised if we see a bundle appear for around £16.99/£17.99.
It’s worth mentioning the only pieces of DLC not yet announced for the Console Edition are the significantly smaller Back to the Future, Knightrider and Munsters packs.
these are only £1.99 each on PC, so we may see all three bundled together for another single £7.99 release, or maybe Frontier might surprise us and add them as a free content update.
Either way, With no new DLC announced for PC, it looks like the Console edition is just about complete, and while I’d love more PlanCo add-ons to be announced and released on both PC and consoles at the same time, I think we’ve got more chance of seeing Planet Zoo make it’s way on to consoles.