RollerCoaster Tycoon World trying to stick to its roots

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Have you ever played RollerCoaster Tycoon? I remember playing the second one, and man was it a ton of fun! I built roller coasters that went on for days, only to have them shoot my guests up into the air. Oh, did I forget to finish the track? Everything is going according to plan! Park ratings went down but my park undoubtedly had the most legit adrenaline inducing rides. If you miss those good old days as much as I do, you’re in luck.There is a new game in the works.

Don’t know what the heck I am talking about? RollerCoaster Tycoon was essentially a park management sim. What made it awesome though was that you got the ability to build your own custom tracks.

RollerCoaster Tycoon World aims to take gamers back to those good old days. Building that classic formula to meet the hype is challenging, but Atari are listening to the fans (via Destructoid)…

“It is a challenge to try and stay ahead of the game, if you will, to create new and exciting content for our users that expect something great,” said Atari CEO Fred Chesnais. “One hand, it’s a challenge — and we love a challenge, and if we make mistakes we fix them. The other hand we have this community that’s support is so communicative, so we can talk about it and give us input.”

Things have changed since those games of yesteryear. Online is a very real thing, and the game will have features such as building a park together in four-player co-op. Thankfully, online is optional, not a requirement.

“We thought it was super important to be playable offline and to offer more than just a simple sandbox mode,” said Chesnais. “We understand that people want to play this game at their own pace, when they have the opportunity to play it. Additionally, we thought it was important for us to include co-op play. The competitive nature of so many of these games now is we see that so many people stay engaged, whether they can play co-op play environments. So we thought it was very important that they had that choice.”

I can only hope that this game will be as awesome as it used to be. Launch is pegged for early 2015 sometime. Will you be building your own crazy creations when it releases?

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Last Updated: September 3, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    But how are they going to turn this into a MOBA?

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      ..THAT is the burning question

    • Hammersteyn

      Harvest cabbages?

      • Sith JJ

        So you’re saying mister cabbage was harvested and not born!? O_o

        • Hammersteyn

          As are all those that play MOBAS. They are all plugged in. Part of a system

          • Sith JJ

            Plugged in cabbages.
            That makes us organic. Except for Trevor, he’s been genetically modified.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            *de-modified

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            and teflon coated so nothing sticks.

          • Sith JJ

            That…actually explains a lot.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            ..that explains the lack of a love life?

            😛

            I KEEED I KEEEEEED

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Of course not, if anything it should attract the wimmins because I remind them of their favourite cooking utensils.

            …and THAT is why I’m #foreverSP 😉

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            XD

          • Sith JJ

            LOL

          • Hammersteyn

            Bwahaha

    • hairyknees

      Oh yeah I forgot to mention!

      Players will have to skill their roller coasters accordingly, customising to their own play style! They then need to build their rails to the enemy park, killing visitors on the way for gold and experience to further fund their project. Game is over when the enemy ticket booth is destroyed!

      • Hammersteyn

        Do you need to defend the Ancients on pensioners day?

        • hairyknees

          Yeah I believe that is a secondary objective 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            “You’re suppYOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE PENSIONERS LANE GRANDAD! WTF YOU DAMN FEEDER! DOES YOUR MOM EVEN KNOW YOU’RE PLAYING GAMES?” What? Nothing mom, grandad and I are playing… erm… GTA.”

          • hairyknees

            Wow… it’s almost like you play MOBAs :O ARE YOU HIDING SOMETHING FROM US ALL?!?!?!

          • Sith JJ

            The things he’s hiding you don’t want to be exposed to.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There are no accidental exposures, I keep the trench coat belted.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Indeed, suspiciously correct wording

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            After 10 DOTA articles a day for the last month I was bound to pick up something, other than YOUR MOM of course *cough* 😀

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            You picked up Martha’s mom? Ok then. I guess your dry spell is over then

          • hairyknees

            Wow, you even speak like a Dota player! *SNIFF* MY WORK HERE IS DONE!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I need to go for a bath 🙁

        • Sith JJ

          lol

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          LOOOOL

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Fantastic! Because he did mention this game is somehow “competitive”. Hopefully they also implement an innovative new spectating mode whereby viewers can enter the actual roller coasters while wearing their VR headset and experience all the thrills in what’s sure to be one hell of a ride! It’ll cost 5 Atari points to enter this special spectating mode, which you can buy in the Atari store in lots of 100 for only $20 each! Great value!

        • hairyknees

          Other than the transactions, that would be a totally legit idea xD

    • Pay-per-track?

    • loftie

      dlc hats!

    • William6135

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    • Austin Hutchins

      Yes, put down the efforts of a developer that’s trying to do everything right. That’s so nice.

  • Sith JJ

    I’ve heard too many companies say they’re trying to keep it the same by adding a fresh new perspective and then what it translates to is getting the basic game and paying for everything that makes it “fresh”

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Simcity still too soon?

      • Sith JJ

        The same way it was released too soon. 😉

    • Austin Hutchins

      THE FUCKING DEVELOPERS HAVE SAID NO FUCKING MICROTRANSACTIONS GODDAMNIT

      WHY DO ALL JOURNALISTS AND COMMENTERS FORGET THIS

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    “RollerCoaster Tycoon World trying to stick to its roots” and hopefully not go off the rails! #pun #amazing #hai

    • Hammersteyn

      HAI! 😀

    • Sith JJ

      Hai!

    • hairyknees

      HAI!!!!!!

  • Bob
    • hairyknees

      O_O thanks for spotting, copy pasted the wrong link clearly!

      • Bob

        All good

  • Mark

    Theme Park world was more my childhood…

  • RandyChimp

    Every preview I read is about how people used to make coasters that launched off the tracks. Am I the only person who did that for five minutes when I first got the game, then actually bothered building a park?

  • Bean

    When I saw it announced, 😀

    When I learned who the developer and publisher was, :<

    No pre-order for me… I'll wait for the reviews.

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