The Game Awards has become an annual showcase for the industry. Alongside the summer heights of what-was-once E3, this new event is an opportunity to grab the attention of gamers across the world. This year was no different, and one title that got it’s first reveal is Jurassic Park: Survival.
Details are thin on the ground, but the ‘cinematic trailer’ (below) for the game revealed a first-person action experience. Developed by Saber Interactive – the team behind last year’s underappreciated Evil Dead: The Game – Jurassic Park: Survival is coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
The game is a single-player, first-person action-adventure game. Players will return to a Isla Nublar filled with living dinosaurs and be part of an all-new story set the day after the events of the beloved 1993 Jurassic Park film. You take on the role of Dr. Maya Joshi, an InGen scientist who was unable to evacuate Isla Nublar. As you try to survive you’ll be challenged through a mix of first-person stealth and action in encounters with dinosaurs, each with their own distinct and adaptive behaviors brought to life by John Hammond’s vision. As the headline of this article states, that sounds an awful lot like Alien Isolation. Except, with dinosaurs instead of aliens.
That is, of course, a good thing. Alien Isolation launched in 2014 to significant critical acclaim. The game cast players as Amanda Ripley, franchise-lead Ellen Ripley’s daughter. The player controls Amanda in first-person, and must explore a space station and complete objectives while avoiding, outsmarting, and defeating enemies.
We see a lot of this in the first Jurassic Park: Survival trailer. While the first 1:50 of the 2:00 trailer is cinematic footage, the final few seconds offer up some ‘in-game alpha footage’. Here, we see the player running and sneaking, attempting to find off dinosaurs and what closes with a likely puzzle sequence. There’s not much else to go on, but an accompanying press release stated the following:
“Players will outsmart, escape, and interact with the film’s iconic dinosaurs. They’ll use their ingenuity through distraction and stealth to navigate intense and unforgettable encounters in a journey to outlast some of the deadliest creatures to ever walk the earth.”
‘Outsmart, escape and interact’ sounds an awful lot like ‘avoiding, outsmarting, and defeating’.
Jurassic Park: Survival Release Date
At present, there is no confirmed release date for Jurassic Park: Survival. In fact, there’s not even a year of release that’s been offered. However, best guesses would certainly put it in 2024. We do know however, that the game will launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Sorry Nintendo Switch fans.
Are you a fan of Alien Isolation? Are you hopeful that Jurassic Park: Survival can fill that hole in the first-person survival genre? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!