If you haven't already discovered the pure joy that is Planet Coaster, then congratulations: you have a lot more free time than I do. If you're playing, then you know that Planet Coaster is the best freaking theme park management sim since the second Rollercoaster Tycoon. What is undoubtedly the best modern theme park sim out there is actually about to get much better with another expansion, and like most of Frontier's updates, this one is free. Check out the trailer for the free Summer Update above.
This is the third major expansion that Planet Coaster faithful have received from Frontier, and by far one of the biggest. In a recent press release, they outlined all of the new additions on the way and briefly explain how they'll add more pizzazz to your favorite parks:
"Fireworks are an explosive new way to customize parks in Planet Coaster’s Summer Update. Celebrate the Fourth of July, New Year, Bonfire Night or any other occasion with the most detailed fireworks simulation ever created for a videogame. Design epic firework displays with the new Display Sequencer, trigger them alongside other park events, and even choreograph them to custom music! Create the ultimate sky-high summer spectacle, or download the most explosive displays from the Planet Coaster community.
"New Video and Image Scenery unlocks the ultimate in creative customization for Planet Coaster players. Fully customizable wall panels and screens let players place their own images and video into Planet Coaster and create parks unlike any other.
"And give a boost to every ride with the new Flatride Sequencer and Painted Wooden Coasters. Take total control over your favorite rides, and give your wooden coasters a whole new look with a lick of paint."
And if all of this wasn't enough, the new update will also feature more flatrides, new coasters, new scenarios, custom biomes, and the Stars and Stripes scenery pack. On the off-chance that you get bored with any of this, there's still a whole universe of user-created content out there that you can download and tinker with for free. If it sounds like the perfect game, you're starting to get the point.
You can pick up Planet Coaster now on Steam for $45. It's a worthy investment, and I need more people to talk to about it. Take a crack at your own theme park then come chat with us on Discord!