RollerCoaster Tycoon WorldTM Available Now (Video)
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.
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.
About This Game
RollerCoaster Tycoon World™ is the newest installment in the legendary RCT franchise. This next-generation theme park simulation and building game includes fan-favorite features and incredible new advancements such as stunning 3D environments full of roller coaster thrills, exciting flat rides, eager guests, user-generated content, robust social features, and more – all in one massively fun game!
Powerful Building Tools:
◾Freeform Object Placement: Control and place every single in-game object anywhere on the map at any angle. For our more casual users we are also providing ‘snap-to’ and ‘brush’ placement functionality to make this enhancement easy to use.
◾Curved Paths: Select your unique type of path from a variety of widths, styles, and shapes. You can make them straight or, for the first time in the franchise, curve them at almost any angle!
◾Innovative 3D Track Editor: Create the coolest and wildest coasters imaginable with our best track editor ever! For the first time, using our spline based editor, tracks can be fully manipulated in 3D allowing you to create any shape you can dream up.
◾Fully Deformable Terrain with Water: Build amazing rides and change your park’s landscape in full 3D with completely deformable terrain and water.
◾Expansive Selection of In-Game Objects: Entertain your park guests with many different types of coasters and rides, all in eye-popping next generation resolution. Choose from premade rides and coasters to scenery and shops.
Expansive Customization Support:
◾UGC Tools: For the first time, you will be able to create items like your own scenery and peeps, in any 3D editing program that works with Unity, and import it into the game for everyone to use!
◾Multiple Maps and Themes: Choose from different environments and theme options to make each map unique.
Fully Realized Next-Generation Simulation:
◾Detailed Park Management Tools: Run a successful theme park with the beautifully crafted User Interface that provides easy access to all of your park management tools. From park finances to the thoughts of your guests, everything is at your fingertips including new features, like heat maps and tips!
◾Multiple Game Modes: Play the way you want in Sandbox mode, or complete varying challenges and quests in Scenario and Campaign modes.
◾Responsive Environments + Guests: Create themed zones in your park! Placing different themed rides and objects will affect not only ratings but increase its attractiveness to certain peeps, changing the game play dynamically.
◾Advanced Physics Calculations: The coasters in RCTW use a more complex physics simulation than any previous game in the franchise. This simulation allows for amazing designs and a lifelike riding experience. Build a coaster that stays perfectly on its tracks or teeters on the brink of disaster; just be careful or your coaster may jump the rails!
◾Ride Every Coaster: Hop into the front seat of a coaster and ride what you made yourself!
◾Innovative Services: Manage your park’s medical, janitorial, entertainment and mechanical needs with the re-designed, simple-yet-powerful services system.
Native Sharing and Social Features:
◾Social Media Integration: Share all your cool creations and designs with your friends straight from within the game!
◾Freeform Cameras: Take a video at any angle; edit your park above, below, or next to a ride. Prefer an isometric view? We have that too!
◾Friend’s Lists and Stat Comparisons: See what your Steam and Social friends are up to in their games from within yours! It’s easy to see someone’s latest coaster or when they last edited their park.
◾Visit a Friend: Check out a friend’s park with a simple click! Chat with them and give them suggestions on what to do next while you’re there.
◾Native Steam Workshop Support: Native Steam Workshop support is built right in the game! The interface has been simplified and centralized to make it easy for anyone from casual to hardcore to use. Custom scenery, blueprinted coasters, parks and more can be easily and seamlessly shared from within the game. UGC has been designed to be accessible and easy to use for everyone.