We have some great news for Jurassic fans and gamers! Universal recently filed a trademark for the name “JURASSIC WORLD PRIMAL OPS” under the Computer & Software Products & Electrical & Scientific Products category. The description provided for this trademark says:
Downloadable interactive multi-media software for playing games; downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for playing games and accessing entertainment content for use with computers, portable handheld digital electronic communication devices, mobile devices, wired and wireless communication devices, and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software for wireless and electronic mobile devices, mobile phones, hand-held electronic devices, and video game consoles; computer game discs; video game discs; wireless communication devices and wireless communication systems comprised of computer hardware and recorded software for the transmission of audio, voice, and images.
While the description does contain verbiage regarding computers, we believe that ‘PRIMAL OPS‘ will (sadly) most likely be a new mobile ‘Jurassic’ game. However, we do hope this will be a proper larger scope and high game hitting consoles and PC, where there is a serious lack of story-driven Jurassic experiences. While properties like Star Wars continue to excel at providing diverse and quality gaming experiences, Jurassic’s approach has leaves a lot to be desired, only really delving in park building simulation games or lower budget mobile games and VR gimmick titles.
That leaves us to wonder what kind of game this will be – based on the name, we could be getting some kind of first-person dinosaur tracking/hunting game, or maybe the long awaited survival adventure similar to ‘Alien Isolation’ and ‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ (the latter of which is seeing a story expansion September 30th). Given the story post Fallen Kingdom, we could imagine this being a game where you track down and capture escaped dinosaurs across the North American countryside – which would tie in to 2022’s Jurassic World Dominion quite nicely.
It’s worth noting that over the past couple of years, Universal Games has been running ads for mockup Jurassic World mobile games (embedded above), and if you would click the link it would take you to a survey about the concept. It’s likely that Primal Ops is the proper realization of this collection of user research, which frequently were built around top-down shooters much like The Lost World game on Sega Genesis.
The game was described as the following:
Dinosaurs roam the earth. Can your team save
Dinosaurs have been released and are running
wild. It’s up to you and your team to rescue the
dinosaurs from poachers, relocate dangerous
carnivores to safety, and train your team of
human experts and dinosaur companions as you
encounter increasingly difficult situations.
– Real-time Jurassic World action-combat gameplay
– Strategize your team upgrades and train your dinosaur companion to unlock challenging missions
– Outsmart enemies as you compete to rescue your next dinosaur
– Create your own playstyle through epic powerups hidden inside the levels in each mission
Ultimately not much is known about the game at this point, or if that mockup game and user survey were related, but be sure follow Jurassic Outpost for the latest updates!
What kind are you hoping ‘JURASSIC WORLD PRIMAL OPS’ will be? Let us know in the comments!