Pre-orders for the rebooted Zoo Tycoon are now open in the Microsoft Store. The game was initially released on the Xbox One but has been remade with 4K visuals (when played on the Xbox One X console), HDR (Xbox One X & S), and supports crossplay and crossbuy between Windows 10 and Xbox One consoles.
The game will also support the Kinect sensor for motion controls and gestures when played on an Xbox One with a Kinect attached however controllers will also work. Here’s the official game description:
The wildly popular Zoo Tycoon series gets fully-remastered and set to crank up the excitement, challenge, and fun of building the ultimate zoo. Let your imagination run wild with “Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection”! Choose from almost 200 visually stunning animals and the largest, most detailed selection of environments ever, then build, manage, and maintain your dream zoo alone or with up to four players on Xbox LIVE. This zoo simulation will charm animal lovers of all ages.
Easy to start and easy to play, Zoo Tycoon on Xbox gets you up close and interacting with the animals and zoo, offering intuitive controls and fun tutorials that allow players of all ages to have fun. Play smart as animals and guests will react to your creative choices and ultimately decide your chances to become a Zoo Tycoon.
Pre-order Zoo Tycoon on Windows 10 & Xbox One
The reboot of Zoo Tycoon was announced alongside Disneyland Adventures and Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure as one of three existing Kinect-focused games being given 4K re-releases on the Xbox One. Disneyland Adventures, Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure are also now available for pre-order.
4K family fun this fall: Disneyland Adventures, Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure & Zoo Tycoon [E] #XboxGC pic.twitter.com/SmlhAGcB2v
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 20, 2017
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Developer: Microsoft Studios
Further reading: Kinect, Microsoft, Video Games, Windows 10, Xbox, Xbox One