At this point, Atari has unveiled the next roller coaster adventure in Roller Coaster Tycoon World, headed to PC in early 2015. The company is also well into development on the title, and they are hoping to do the series justice and bring the once revered PC title back to its former glory. Gamers are hoping for the same.
GameInformer writer Mike Futter had the opportunity to go hands on with the next Roller Coaster Tycoon adventure, and based upon his comments, it looks like fans are in for a treat.
Futter talks about Roller Coaster Tycoon World being a well done change and expansion upon what worked in the past. Gone is the micro managing aspect of the series that bogged down the experienced and led to tiresome gameplay. Also, the functionality in purchasing, creating, and moving roller coasters has all seemingly been upgraded.
At this point, Roller Coaster Tycoon World is set to ship with four different landscape: Forest, Canyon, Island, Science Fiction. The game will also feature four themes: Americana, Western, Science Fiction, and Adventure.
Futter talks about a conversation he had with producer Sean Kennedy in saying, “[Kennedy] tells me that the team is taking a Disney approach. Disney Land was built as a home for Mickey and friends, and your theme parks will carry the same ethos in Roller Coaster Tycoon World. There are different versions of the characters over the years, which is intended to create a sense of history for players.”
The experience will focus more on the offline experience after the SimCity experience that PC gamers had in 2013, and Roller Coaster Tycoon World will look to vault back to the top of PC gaming.
Check out the teaser trailer for the title below.