TBH, I don't see them going with the musk ox over the tree kangaroo. The demand for that is low in comparison, and TBH, I feel like the hair of the musk ox would be pretty complex in terms of modeling, texture, and animate in contrast to anything you'd need for the tree kangaroo (assuming they use the quokka or wallaby as a starting point). I'm just thinking of all the individual musk ox hairs, the way they move, etc. Now, if we were talking the baboon or something like the spectacled bear instead? Yeah, that would make sense.Ideally if we just have one pack left, make it half global, half Latin America pack. Two exhibit animals and around 10-12 habitat animals total. Of the global side of that, 3-4 birds, then the Baboon and Muskox. Tree Kangaroo misses out at the expense of the work on the birds and a couple of the Latin American species.
With that, we get the Howler Monkey, coati, Secretary Bird, Muskox and Baboon of the higher requested animals, only missing out ob the Tree Kangaroo and Walrus.
I would much rather have two packs left, but this is how I’d do it with just one pack.
It just feels like the narrative people are running with is that the tree 'roo would be "too hard" when it's really a pretty straight-forward species in a lot of ways given everything they already have in-game.
Clearly, I'm a little biased (LOL), but I'm just not convinced it's as hard as people think it would be.
I keep thinking about the possibility of them hitting the "200" species mark and while that would be great from a marketing perspective... At this point, I don't know that they really need it. The optimist in me really wants to assume they'll push for that but I'm doubtful.I feel like 20 would be the max at most, maybe 21 for over 200 animal bragging rights. Most likely it will be 8 with scenery. If we are lucky (man I hope so) we can get over 8 animals.
The dlc is so far out, but I got to say I’m cautious about it. On one hand Planet Zoo has solidified itself as an amazing game, on the other there is still a lot of animals to be desired.
Personally if I could be selfish I would want it to be the habitat bird dlc I always hoped for, but I know a lot of people would hate that for the final dlc. My second desire would be for a Latin America pack, but I know a lot of people still want animals from all over.
I think a worldwide pack is likely, but that just makes me wonder how many animals we get. I think if we get over 8 animals let’s do the worldwide pack, if we only get 8 plus scenery I would rather focus on Latin America instead of dividing the dlc.
I think it's safe to say we'll be getting "20 or fewer" species in the last pack. But 20 feels almost way too high. I would bank on 10-12 habitat species and a max of 3 exhibit species. Depending on what exhibit species they pick, they could game the numbers a bit with sub-species that are more less just texture/color variants (e.g., macaws, hummingbirds).