New Zoo Tycoon Game Announced
F2P installment coming to Windows Phone and PC.
Another classic PC franchise is going to be bastardized via a free to play, made for mobiles installment, as a new Zoo Tycoon game, called Zoo Tycoon Friends, has been announced by Microsoft to be hitting Windows 8 PCs and tablets, and Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
The game looks rather similar to the Zoo Tycoon game that Microsoft released last year for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, although the introduction of free to play mechanics, along side the associated paring back of traditional gameplay mechanics, probably means the game won’t be half as fun as last year’s game (which, in turn wasn’t quite as good as the classic PC installments) was.
Zoo Tycoon Friends will be developed by Doritos Crash Course studio Behaviour Interactive (yes, apparently that is a studio name), and will encourage players to actually interact with the animals, rather than the more sim like focus of the original PC games.