Jurassic Park Fans, good news: we’re finally getting a new game set in the famous non-park-builder universe.
Tonight during the Game Awards 2023, we got our first trailer on Jurassic Park: Survival, an upcoming first-person action-survival game that features a new character who appears to be trapped on the original island from the first film. And she gets trapped on the island after all the dinosaurs escaped. Uh oh!
Let me be clear: I love the Jurassic Park theme park builders. I have invested so many hours in all of them, including Operation Genesis. But I’ve been wanting a big AAA first-person action game set in this universe for a long time. And now it seems like I’m finally getting what I wanted.
In the trailer, which features a small amount of gameplay in the middle, a young woman runs in terror (understandably) across the original Isla Nublar, escaping famous dinosaurs like the enormous T-Rex. Is the trailer a bit of fan service, featuring famous locations and moments from the first film? Sure. But I’m too excited to care that much.
Curiously, Jurassic Park: Survival shares its name with a never-released action game from Konami that was going to be set on a third secret island and would have been related to the then recently released Jurassic Park III. The game was scrapped in July 2001. I doubt this new game has anything to do with that canceled title, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if the name was chosen to directly reference that never-released PS2 era. Jurassic Park game as many fans still talk about it to this day.
Jurassic Park: Survival It does not have a release date. It will eventually be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.