Two Point Hospital, the fantastic spiritual successor to the timelessly brilliant Theme Hospital, will release for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in “late 2019”.
The news was announced by Two Point Studios, the developers of Two Point Hospital who were founded by former employees of the now-defunct Bullfrog Productions, the British developer famous for deliver us great simulation games in years gone by, such as Theme Hospital and Theme Park.
Speaking on the console version, Two Point’s Brand Director, Craig Laycock (what are you laughing at?), said:
“We’ve always wanted to make a console version of Two Point Hospital, right from before we’d even founded the studio. We have a really broad audience of players, from hardcore simulation management fans who love to min-max their hospitals, all the way through to people who play on pause and love to design the most beautiful hospital they can.
Every time we see people play Two Point Hospital on PC they have a great time with the game, and we’re always asked – “can I play it in the living room with my kids?”, or “can I play it on the train?”
For the train and living room squads, hopefully this will help!”
Console players needn’t worry about lagging behind their PC counterparts either, as Two Point Studios promises that the console version will include all of the PC’s free updates so far at launch, as well as both the Bigfoot and Pebberley Island expansions. The Bigfoot expansion adds a new winter-themed region which boasted three new hospitals, 34 new illnesses, as well as a bunch of new in-game items, while the Pebberley Island expansion adds a new tropical island region.
Thanks to the inclusion of these expansions at launch (for free, I may add), the console version will feature 21 hospitals and 119 illnesses to cure at launch, as well as a number of key quality-of-life changes which weren’t present in the PC version at launch, such as the ability to copy and paste rooms – something which Ricky complained about the lack of in his mostly-glowing review of the game last year. Two Point Studios has also designed “an intuitive, quick and precise control scheme from the ground up that’ll make building your hospitals more satisfying than ever”.
If you’re into your management sims and you have a wacky sense of humour then I strongly suggest you give Two Point Hospital a go. Oh, and try not to kill anyone.
Two Point Hospital will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in “late 2019”, although no official date has been given as of yet.