Today, Microsoft announced “Zoo Tycoon Friends,” a new casual simulation and building game, based on the award-winning “Zoo Tycoon” series, available later this summer on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. Developed by Behaviour Interactive, “Zoo Tycoon Friends” syncs game progression across both the device and the platform so players can attend to hungry and restless animal families, or visit a friend’s zoo, with the press of a button anywhere.
In “Zoo Tycoon Friends,” players will join Arthur and his daughter Simone on a journey around the globe to tackle 15 missions and more than 100 quests to save exotic animals.
“Zoo Tycoon Friends” is free to download, and will include advertising and the option of buying in-game virtual items. Players will have the ability to disable advertising and in-app purchases. Additionally, players who have purchased and played either the Xbox One or Xbox 360 the version of “Zoo Tycoon” will receive a free “Zoo Tycoon Friends” gift when they log in with their Xbox Live account.