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If any theme park management games want to be taken seriously, handling forty tonnes of metal crashing at speeds in excess of 100km/h should be a top priority. It's like wanting to know how we can kill our Sims in a new The Sims game. Evidently it’s an item at the top of the agenda for Frontier with Planet Coaster. A new trailer shows off the physics based craziness that can occur should one of your high-speed monstrosities go a little ‘off-piste’.
After the rest of the competition has disappointed, theme park fans' attention inevitably turned to the hugely promising Planet Coaster. It's under development at Frontier, the fine folks behind RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and Elite: Dangerous, so it's most certainly got some pedigree. It's been loitering around in Alpha form for some time now, with promising murmurings from those who've played it. Frontier recently announced a November launch date, and now we've got our hands on the golden ticket - Planet Coaster's official system requirements. Be warned though, this ride isn't for everyone.
After the disappointment of RollerCoaster Tycoon World and the admittedly-promising-but-still-a-long-way-to-go Parkitect, attentions turn back to Planet Coaster. It’s always looked the best of the bunch and now it’s got a release date to pencil into your calendars.
Coaster fans are getting spoilt rotten this year. Not only are RollerCoaster Tycoon World and the sublime looking Parkitect in the works, but RCT3 and Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier is also looking to push the management genre further than it's ever been before with Planet Coaster. 
Frontier’s Planet Coaster continues to look absolutely insane in the latest behind the scenes developer diary. I know if I was working on fellow park management sim RollerCoaster Tycoon World, I’d be starting to get mighty worried around about now. Previously we got a look at what you can build in Planet Coaster, but now we’ve got the chance to see how it’s built using the mightily impressive Build, Create, Share tools.
Gulp. There was me thinking RollerCoaster Tycoon World was looking like the standout management game of 2016, and then along comes a new dev diary for the insanely promising Planet Coaster. It’s from Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier, who also have experience in the genre with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.