When we talk about “Jurassic Park,” we’re talking about a franchise that has generated billions of dollars at the box office across six movies and three decades. We’ve also had an animated TV show on Netflix (with another on the way), theme park attractions, and untold amounts of merchandise. But it feels like the video games have lagged behind a bit. Sure, we had the original side-scrolling games in the Super Nintendo days, and there was Telltale’s “Jurassic Park: The Game” in 2011, which was very much a story-driven experience. But this feels like something that has been a long time coming.
The trailer doesn’t reveal too much in terms of actual gameplay, but players will need to contend with “reactive wildlife, dinosaurs, and other surprising threats.” Survival will also depend on “ingenuity through distraction and stealth,” in addition to using “all the resources at your disposal to find intelligent solutions.” So don’t expect to be mowing down dinosaurs with machine guns or anything like that. Saber Interactive COO Tim Willits had this to say about the game:
“As longtime fans, we’re truly honored to embark on this exciting journey. Our goal is to capture the magic & wonder of the iconic film by bringing a blend of long-time development expertise and a genuine passion for the source material.”
“Jurassic Park: Survival” does not currently have a release date but, whenever it arrives, it will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.