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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, youโ€™re in luck.There is a new game in the works.

Donโ€™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)โ€ฆ

“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?

 

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

48 Comments

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

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    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      September 3, 2014 at 13:36

      ..THAT is the burning question

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 3, 2014 at 13:40

      Harvest cabbages?

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      • Sith JJ

        September 3, 2014 at 13:41

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

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 3, 2014 at 13:42

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

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          • Sith JJ

            September 3, 2014 at 13:44

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

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 3, 2014 at 13:45

            *de-modified

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2014 at 13:52

            and teflon coated so nothing sticks.

          • Sith JJ

            September 3, 2014 at 13:55

            That…actually explains a lot.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 3, 2014 at 13:59

            ..that explains the lack of a love life?

            ๐Ÿ˜›

            I KEEED I KEEEEEED

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2014 at 14:00

            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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 3, 2014 at 14:01

            XD

          • Sith JJ

            September 3, 2014 at 14:09

            LOL

          • Hammersteyn

            September 3, 2014 at 14:40

            Bwahaha

    • hairyknees

      September 3, 2014 at 13:41

      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!

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      • Hammersteyn

        September 3, 2014 at 13:42

        Do you need to defend the Ancients on pensioners day?

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        • hairyknees

          September 3, 2014 at 13:43

          Yeah I believe that is a secondary objective ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2014 at 13:51

            “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

            September 3, 2014 at 13:55

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

          • Sith JJ

            September 3, 2014 at 13:56

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

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2014 at 14:02

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

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 3, 2014 at 13:59

            Indeed, suspiciously correct wording

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2014 at 14:01

            After 10 DOTA articles a day for the last month I was bound to pick up something, other than YOUR MOM of course *cough* ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 3, 2014 at 14:02

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

          • hairyknees

            September 3, 2014 at 14:02

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

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2014 at 14:07

            I need to go for a bath ๐Ÿ™

        • Sith JJ

          September 3, 2014 at 13:44

          lol

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        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          September 3, 2014 at 13:45

          LOOOOL

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 3, 2014 at 13:46

        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!

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        • hairyknees

          September 3, 2014 at 13:48

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

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    • Rinceable

      September 3, 2014 at 14:28

      Pay-per-track?

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    • loftie

      September 3, 2014 at 14:35

      dlc hats!

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    • William6135

      September 3, 2014 at 22:25

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    • Austin Hutchins

      September 26, 2014 at 19:55

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

      Reply

  2. Sith JJ

    September 3, 2014 at 13:37

    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”

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 3, 2014 at 13:37

      Simcity still too soon?

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      • Sith JJ

        September 3, 2014 at 13:38

        The same way it was released too soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Austin Hutchins

      September 26, 2014 at 19:56

      THE FUCKING DEVELOPERS HAVE SAID NO FUCKING MICROTRANSACTIONS GODDAMNIT

      WHY DO ALL JOURNALISTS AND COMMENTERS FORGET THIS

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 3, 2014 at 13:40

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

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 3, 2014 at 13:40

      HAI! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Sith JJ

      September 3, 2014 at 13:41

      Hai!

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    • hairyknees

      September 3, 2014 at 13:43

      HAI!!!!!!

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  4. Bob

    September 3, 2014 at 14:06

    • hairyknees

      September 3, 2014 at 15:14

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

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      • Bob

        September 3, 2014 at 15:19

        All good

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  5. Mark

    September 3, 2014 at 15:17

    Theme Park world was more my childhood…

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  6. RandyChimp

    September 3, 2014 at 18:15

    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?

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  7. Bean

    September 4, 2014 at 03:56

    When I saw it announced, ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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

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