Watch the New RollerCoaster Tycoon in Motion

RollerCoaster Tycoon World gets a brief gameplay trailer.

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Atari has released the debut gameplay footage of RollerCoaster Tycoon World, the first PC entry in the series in more than a decade.

The trailer takes us on a quick tour through an amusement park and for a ride on a rollercoaster, which you can do in the game using a variety of camera angles, including first-person. This isn't our very first look at the game--Atari provided some screenshots last year--but it is the first time we're seeing it in motion. We've still yet to see the game's interface or what it looks like from the isometric camera angle it's played from.

World features both single-player and multiplayer, the latter of which lets you run a park with other players or visit other players' parks. Coasters can be constructed in 3D for the first time in series history, and terrain will be completely deformable.

Some fans of the franchise worried about its future when RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 was released last spring as a free-to-play mobile game. That was the first numbered release since 2004, and there was some blowback from players over the move to mobile and free-to-play. Atari reassured fans last year that RCT 4 wasn't representative of the series' future, and announced a "full premium PC experience" without microtransactions was coming in the form of World.

A price for World has not yet been announced, but a new Steam page lists its release date as "mid 2015." You can check out a handful of World screenshots in the gallery below.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The trailer 6 months ago was just the first part, where you're in first person climbing up a coaster track.

And yes, that coaster was flying off the track. Building a coaster that goes out of control and crashes in spectacular fashion has always been a beloved part of RollerCoaster Tycoon.

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Ha ha ha ha, oh dear.

In an year when the detail on real time strategy soldiers is higher than first person shooters 8 years ago...


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When were Atari relevant again?

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Totally not what I was expecting. Got a feeling this game also caters to tablet and mobile, thus the shit a** graphics. One game for all platforms. If that is the direction that they are taking, then good bye.

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i'm not liking what i see so far. it looks worse than rct 3!

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I'm making a game for my senior project and am only 80 hours in and it has better graphics than that.

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Why does this game look worse than RCT3 ?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Sounds legit.

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RCT3 was the best, I had a blast playing it. I hope they don't dumb down this one like most new games coming out lately.

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after the sims 4 actually being the sims 2.5, roller coaster tycoon "4" actually is roller coaster tycoon 2.5.

I'm feeling a new trend is being birthed...

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rct 2 is way better than this. this is rct 3.5

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Well RCT 3 was developed by Frontier, the IP was then passed to pipeworks and finally area52. This along with the trailer showing me how little its evolved (perhaps even devolved might be more accurate), starts alarm bells ringing. Definitely not a day one purchase, i'd approach this one with caution folks.

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New RC3 Exp or what?

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If they announce that guests can be killed prior to the game's release, there might just be hope for Area 52.

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lol i thought the start was gameplay then turns out to be RC 3.1

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That's giving it way too much credit. It's RCT 0.00002

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I typically don't care about graphics in a game but honestly, after 10 years, they need to improve, not get worse...

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It's 2015, why are the graphics worse than RCT3 a 10 year old game...

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OMG the Graphics Suck ,Graphic Suck Graphics this, graphics that...


Seriously.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed, the graphics SERIOUSLY suck.

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I'd like to be more optimistic but lately it seems these remakes like this don't seem to improve on gameplay in the least and often tend to make it worse than the originals. I hope I'm wrong and someone is making this a game that is actaully better after having more than a decade to see what works and what doesn't.

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Very unimpressed by the graphics. If you're going to put the focus on virtually riding the rides they should look better than this. Thought the video was the graphics at first and I was happy. Then the very poor switch happened and I decided I wasn't playing this one.

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I've had an itch to play a nice roller coaster game. I'm sure the game itself will be fun but this has the graphics of theme park roller coaster for PS2.

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When Smartphone games look better & Nintendo DS games of 5 years ago look better, you got some issues.


I would totally prefer some shiny 2D graphics in the style of RCT2, doesn't need to be as good as Sim City but my load, as good as Sim City 3000 would of been nice..



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RCT is not about the rides, its about the freaking economics. that's why its called tycoon. you get to manage money. if they focus the game on the rides, im out ):<
oh, and graphics are not important, but this thing looks way too 2004 to me.

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Guys, calm down about the graphics. That's what mods are for! ;)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No amount of mods are going to fix low poly and texture counts with poor shading. Unless you want to remake the game in Unity 5 or UE4 then go ahead no one will stop you lol

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> On the contrary, ENB can do wonders to the graphics and add shaders. The only problem lies in if they will add said support. If they don't, it'll just make it harder to import mods, but not impossible. Of course texture mods being the easiest as all you need to do is unpack the game's contents and edit out the texture files, this can also be done with the models of the attractions, though it'll be a bit harder, but still possible. It was done in RCT3 which also did not come with mod support.

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I thought wow that looks pretty, but then the actual gameplay graphics kicked in... RCT has never been about graphics, but somehow this looks worse compared to the older games in the series.

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I still think the 2D games looked better. But I hope they changed their derpy controls and UI from RCT3 into something more userfriendly. I dont think this looks like a pinch of a graphical upgrade from 3. If you are going to stay 3D then make it look nice.....

I will continue to keep an eye on the game tho.

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I hope they would somehow fix the graphics, not in the sense of making them looked realistic or anything, just make them more smoother or simpler

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I usually care very little for graphics, but dude... This look like a total mess. I was so hyped about this game and now I fear the worse.

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This looks the same graphic-wise as RT3.... Like even maybe a bit worse

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Typical PC graphics.

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A decade is too damn long for a RCT game. Can't wait to play it again

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wo0t!! can't wait!!

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cool

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It'll be fun but likely die as the gaming community has become obsessed with graphics

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's not all about the graphics, but when you can tell that they didn't put any effort into even trying to make the graphics look good, it makes me doubt they put any effort into any of the other features. It's just plane old laziness, trying to put in minimal effort for maximum profit.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah it is true, tottaly, but that does not give you permission to make a freaking utter ugly game like this one is looking.

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<< LINK REMOVED >>Honestly, it would have been very easy, even for such a small studio has Area 52 Games, to do better than this. This game isn't about getting obsessed with graphic. The art style is just totally ugly and the animation... just look completely unpolished. Just look at the people walking around on the path. There were better animations over ten years ago!! I'd rather play RCT1 or 2 over that, just to show you how higher resolution and more polygons is soooooo important to me (sarcasm, in case you didn't notice). So, please, spare us with the "gaming community has become obsessed with graphics ". This isn't an obsession. It's he reasonable request of being served something at least slightly better than its last iteration.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So true, guess they rather look at graphics than gameplay. Beautiful graphics does not always equal good gameplay.

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