What Time Does 'Jurassic World Evolution 2' Come Out on Xbox, PlayStation and PC?

The release date for Jurassic World Evolution 2 is almost upon us, with a global launch that is synchronized across multiple time zones.

It is a sequel to the 2018 park management sim, Jurassic World Evolution, in which you were able to channel your inner John Hammond and oversaw the daily operations of a prehistoric zoo. There, you were put in charge of everything from the excavation of Dino DNA in amber fossils, to the construction of secure paddocks for your exhibits, the mapping of tour routes, and making sure that the guests had enough to eat and drink.

The original title was supplemented with a number of post-launch DLCs (downloadable content, adding things like pterodactyl aviary enclosures and the ability to create hybrid dinosaurs using genetic engineering), the last of which was released in December 2019.

Since then, the team at Frontier Developments shifted their focus onto providing regular updates to Planet Zoo and Planet Coaster (both of which let you run safer, less fatality-prone tourist attractions).

Now, the team are returning to the Jurassic Park license with a brand-new game. Released on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC, Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a meaty expansion upon its predecessor. It takes you beyond the Las Cinco Muertes archipelago and has you establishing new wildlife preserves in a variety of locations across the continental U.S..

In addition to a broader range of climates, there are also additional dinosaurs (including the much-requested marine attractions) and a new mode, entitled Chaos Theory, that lets you play iconic scenarios from the Jurassic Park movies with a What If style twist. For instance, one of these levels has you running an operational version of the San Diego amphitheatre from The Lost World.

'Jurassic World Evolution 2' Release Time, Cost and File Size

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is out today (Tuesday, November 9) and you can even start pre-loading the game now so that you are ready to play as soon as it unlocks. To do this, you simply need to pre-order the management sim on your chosen platform and then it will be added to your install queue.

Unlike the recent Forza Horizon 5, which had multiple release windows so that it would come out at midnight in every time zone, Jurassic World Evolution 2's launch is being synchronized globally.

It will unlock at 9 a.m. ET, which translates to 6 a.m. PST and 2 p.m. GMT.

You have a choice between the standard edition of the game (which costs $59.99) and the deluxe edition (priced at $69.99). The latter includes five additional dinosaurs, six unique building signs and alternative skins for your vehicles.

On Steam the game's file size is listed as 14GB, but if you have shelled out for the deluxe edition extras then you will require more space.

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