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Planet Coaster: Console Edition supports a free next-gen upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X or S

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Planet Coaster Dev Diary 2 Image (Image credit: Frontier Developments)

What you need to know

  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition is being designed specifically for consoles by Frontier Developments.
  • The developers have shared a second dev diary, going over some of the many changes for this version of the game.
  • The developers also confirmed today that Planet Coaster: Console Edition supports a free next-gen upgrade.
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition is set to release at some point in Holiday 2020.

Previously, we caught up with the developers of Planet Coaster in an interview to discuss some of the changes being made as the game was being brought to consoles with Planet Coaster: Console Edition. Now, the developers at Frontier Developments are sharing a second developer diary, going a little further in-depth on the process of bringing this game consoles.

One of the most exciting new features is the confirmation that not only will it support next-generation consoles but Planet Coaster: Console Edition supports a free next-gen upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, or from PS4 to PS5. You can check out the developer diary below.

The free upgrade is available regardless of whether you purchase a digital copy or a disc, though of course you can't play a disc on the Xbox Series S or PS5 Digital Edition.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition is currently scheduled to arrive at some point in Holiday 2020 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4 and PS5. We'll be sure to share an update when an exact release date is revealed.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.