- Author's Saving Throw:
- This game could be interpreted as an attempt to Win Back the Crowd after Frontier's last attempt at a zoo simulation game, the 2013 Xbox-only installment of Zoo Tycoon. That game was largely panned by fans due to its complete lack of real creative freedom over the layout and design of one's zoos. Planet Zoo seems like a heavy attempt to rectify that by having Planet Coaster-levels of creative freedom.
- A minor controversy started over the peacock when the first screenshot of it was shown because the model quality was lacking compared to the other animals. Word of God is the model was a work in progress like the rest of the game. The peacock was shown again later, and it looks absolutely beautiful and far better.
- Memetic Mutation:
- The phrase "piece by piece" used to describe the game's robust construction system has become one amongst the fanbase for just how much the phrase is consistently used in promotional materials.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The graphics shown thus far are nothing short of breathtaking, the cartoon-ish design of the guests notwithstanding. The animals are all incredibly photorealistic and the environments and foliage border on Scenery Porn.
YMMV / Planet Zoo