In this article I share some photos of my recreation of Jurassic World in sandbox mode on the video game Jurassic World: Evolution. 

So, if you have been keeping up with my past articles on Jurassic Finds there has been an apparent theme over recent months with the focus being mainly on the Jurassic World franchise. Before I get into this article I want to give Frontier Developments a big shout out not just for the videogame but also for engaging with the Jurassic World fan community online and in person over the past few years since the game released in 2018. In March 2019 I joined other fans of the game in London for an unofficial Jurassic World: Evolution fan meet up which included a visit to the Natural History Museum as well as the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. I had the chance to chat with two of the developers at Frontier on the games development which was very enlightening. The fan meet up was organised by fellow contributor and friend at the Jurassic Park Podcast @Tom_Jurassic.

Even though Jurassic World: Evolutions development cycle seems to have come to a close there is still big hope for a potential sequel. I thought now was the right time to publish this article, timely because this current generation of consoles is being superseded now by the next-gen consoles coming out within the coming weeks. My previous Jurassic World: Evolution article has had a staggering 930 plus views so I am hopeful this article will be just as successful!

I figured I would give it a go to recreate Jurassic World as shown in the 2015 film with an added twist, what if Jurassic World had been fully successful? What if the Indominus Rex had never escaped? As such the park I have created reflects what I think Jurassic World might of looked like if these events hadn’t happened with the tools, buildings and techniques available in the game. You can’t say that I am not creative! I have based my version not only on what is seen in the film but both maps available, the map seen in the control room as well as in the brochure. The map used in game is the JP 93 Nublar map which is the largest sandbox map available.

Jurassic World control room map. Image credit: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment.
Jurassic World brochure map as featured in the 2015 film.

Here are a select few of the photos of the park below taken on the PS4 Pro in 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) in HDR.

Top of the Nublar map.
Bottom of the Nublar map.
“Welcome to Jurassic World.”
Tyrannosaurus Rex Kingdom Paddock 9.
View from the Jurassic World control room.
Main Street.
Alongside the Mosasaurus Lagoon.
A view from the Mosasaurus feeding show.
A view from the Mosasaurus feeding show with the hotels in the background.
There is something in the water…
A view of the Mosasaurus Lagoon.
Jurassic World Petting Zoo.
The Jurassic World Petting Zoo.
Gyrosphere Valley entrance.
The dinosaurs of Gyrosphere Valley; Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Parasaurolophus and Sinoceratops.
The West Plains feature Ankylosaursus, Pachycephalosaurus and Stygimoloch.
Brachiosaurus Valley.
Gallimimus Valley; features Gallimimus but also Ankylosaurus.
The Indominus Rex Paddock 11 fully functional in the restricted section.
The Cretaceous Cruise river features Baryonyx, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Parasaurolophus, Compsognathus and Metricanthosaurus.
Overhead shot of the Cretaceous Cruise River.
The Pachy Arena featuring Pachycephalosaurus and Stygimoloch.
Wide shot of the park from the Pachy Arena and Petting Zoo.
Velociraptor Training Paddock.
Velociraptor Blue with the rest of the Raptor squad.
The Jurassic Zipline as featured in Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous.
View from the Hilton Hotels of Jurassic World.

So there we have it. Rest assured palaeo fans that an article focusing on fossil discoveries will be coming soon! If you have stumbled upon this blog post please give the blog a follow and be sure to check out my past articles!

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