Next-Generation Features Include Powerful 3D Building Tools, User-Generated Content and More;Atari® Outlines Plans for Future Free Updates to Extend the Fun Throughout 2016 and Beyond
March 30, 2016 – Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon World™ is available now. Players can purchase the game at retail, on any website offering the game, or on Steam. As the first PC version of the world-renowned RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise in more than a decade, RollerCoaster Tycoon World incorporates next-generation features to enhance the theme park simulation experience. Between an advanced coaster building system, an innovative approach to the management simulation, and native user-generated content (UGC) tools – RollerCoaster Tycoon World gives players complete freedom to create what they want while bringing advanced functionality that will allow players to experience RollerCoaster Tycoon in a completely fun, new way.
The game is released through Steam Early Access. Before playing, users need to download the update from Steam to make sure they play the latest version of the game. The game has all the features to play and enjoy a fruitful experience, and will benefit from free content updates and features that will be driven by the feedback of the community. Atari has also announced a roadmap of additional features. Please check the details of the Steam Early Access program on the Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/282560/
Participants will help shape the final details of RollerCoaster Tycoon World and provide invaluable input for the game to evolve. RollerCoaster Tycoon World is developed by Nvizzio Creations and by releasing the game in Early Access fans will be given the opportunity to get their hands on the game and provide feedback. As the game will benefit from additional features and content, fans can expect a number of fun additions, optimizations, and enhancements to be released during and after the Early Access period. These include, but are not limited to, Dark Rides, Transport Rides, and Piece-by-Piece Custom Built Structures.
“The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise is beloved by millions of fans worldwide, which is something we take very seriously. After careful consideration, the decision to go through the Steam Early Access program was made to ensure that we can get RollerCoaster Tycoon World in the hands of the dedicated fans that have followed us throughout the development process as soon as possible,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “As passionate RollerCoaster Tycoon fans ourselves, we look forward to working with our community and those new to the series on how we can make RollerCoaster Tycoon World the best theme park simulation game possible. Early Access allows us to openly communicate with fans about upcoming content and features and the community will help us shape our roadmap.”
Key Features available with the Early Access launch of RollerCoaster Tycoon World are:
- Genre-Redefining Coaster Builder: Spline-based, 3D track editor allows for the creation of the most creative freeform coasters imaginable. Easily manipulate the track to build the tamest to most puke-inducing coasters by creating loops, banks, corkscrews, inversions and more. Players have the power to test roller coasters before opening the ride to guests to ensure it meets the physics standards required to stay on the track, or the coaster might just jump the rails.
- Responsive Environments & Guests: Themed zones can be created throughout a player’s park, with various themed rides and objects affecting how much guests enjoy the experience. Sci-fi, Western, and Adventure are just a few themes that will impact not only ratings, but increase the area’s attractiveness to certain peeps.
- UGC Functionality: For the first time, modding capabilities are integrated directly into the game. Native support of Steam Workshop allows for customer scenery, 3D objects, blueprinted coasters, parks, and more to be imported into the game and seamlessly shared from within the game. The UGC tools have been designed to be accessible and easy to use for everyone.
“Our realistic approach to the graphics and gameplay, combined with several next-gen updates is breathing new life into a franchise that has stood the test of time,” said Matthew Labunka, Executive Producer of RollerCoaster Tycoon World, Atari. “This is just the start for RollerCoaster Tycoon World, as we look to the future of the title and how we continue delivering a fun, immersive experience. Opening up the game to UGC natively allows for unlimited creativity and expansion for years to come both for us and the community.”
Throughout 2016 and beyond, Atari and Nvizzio Creations will be bringing several free content updates – including Piece-by-Piece Custom Built Structures, Tunnels, Dark Rides, Transportation Rides, Weather, and more. For more on upcoming updates, check out the official RollerCoaster Tycoon World blog: http://www.rollercoastertycoon.com/rctw-blog-30-rollercoaster-tycoon-world-coming-to-steam-early-access/
RollerCoaster Tycoon World will be available in a Standard Version for £29.99 GBP and Deluxe Edition (online only) for £44.99 GBP. To keep up with what’s next for RollerCoaster Tycoon World, be sure to sign up for updates and read the latest blogs at RollerCoasterTycoon.com. Fans can also join the conversation by participating in the official RollerCoaster Tycoon World forum, or on Facebook at facebook.com/rollercoastertycoon and Twitter at (at)OfficialRCT.