RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum!

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StudiodeKadent Mar 17, 2014 @ 7:06am
RCT4 Has Been Announced, BUT...

Its going to be one of those F2P mobile games full of microtransactions.

Now, IN THEORY it is quite possible to make an F2P game with microtransactions which is NOT horribly exploitative or Pay To Win.

But this game will probably be more like the recent Dungeon Keeper and less like Path Of Exile.

RCT4 is an abomination and an insult to the series.

Commence the mourning, complaining and angsting!
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Ericrct Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:53pm 
This is rct5 actually. Rct4 is the 3ds version. I don't Get why atari is considering this rct4.
Last edited by Ericrct; Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:59pm
Pyrophosphate Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by Ericrct:
This is rct5 actually. Rct4 is the 3ds version.
This looks like a big ol' nothing to me.
Ericrct Mar 17, 2014 @ 2:24pm 
It will be a free to play game, at least but my gut instinct and by best guess and a small shred of evidence. If you pause the trailer at the part where it says "friends" It says something about gifting and 5 free share tickets. Now USUALLY games that kind of system are f2p with a♥♥♥♥♥♥ton of microtransactions. LETS RIOT UNTIL WE GET CHRIS SAWYER BACK!!!
Ericrct Mar 17, 2014 @ 2:27pm 
Also, i decided to be nice and you know how there is a gift you can get if you register? also there is a gift if you get 5 other people to register. I will save you all the trouble and give you the codes to save you from making 5 new emails.
xoxoxo - haunted house.
loopy loops - wheee
Ericrct Mar 17, 2014 @ 2:29pm 
Even more evidence its a microtransaction thing. It has currency with coins and some kind of gems with a plus next to it. F2P CONFIMED. RIOT FOR CHRIS SAWYER!!!
StudiodeKadent Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:23am 
Apparently you need to use the premium currency in order to put loops on your coasters (!).

Really, Atari don't seem to understand... RCT is awesome because you can get lost in the process of building an awesome theme park. Its a complex management game, it is NOT the kind of game that is suited to casual-style gameplay!

If Atari want to make money from the game and don't want to deal with resale/"the churn" issues then they should just sell it online only and not in stores. And they can always sell additional scenarios as DLC/expansions.

RCT doesn't NEED cutting-edge tech, so the dev costs shouldn't be astronomical.

The simple fact is that actual RCT fans don't want silly brainless mobile player-milking games like this.

Atari CANNOT use "but we can't make money outside of AAA Dudebro Shooters" excuse, since RCT fans are a totally different demographic, are a very devoted demographic, the game has plenty of monetizeable potential (through adding content), doesn't require AAA production values AND it can be sold with DRM that prevents resale. Atari can EASILY make money with a fully-featured RCT4 that is substantially akin to the previous games.

This is a bad business decision. Its short-term thinking... they're sacrificing two long-term assets (franchise reputation, fanbase goodwill) in favor of a short-term cash-grab which won't last long (mobile games generally don't). Business decisions like this are evidence that Atari DESERVES to go out of business.
sleepydragon Mar 18, 2014 @ 5:30am 
lol garbage will be a facebook game aswell by looks of it
LittleMikey Mar 20, 2014 @ 4:54am 
My inner child shrivelled up and died when I saw this. RIP Rollercoaster Tycoon 1999-2014.
Lip_Gloss Mar 20, 2014 @ 3:45pm 
I was thinking of complaining but OP said it well: "RCT4 is an abomination and an insult to the series."
HeBrewBud Mar 21, 2014 @ 9:19am 
Originally posted by sleepydragon:
lol garbage will be a facebook game aswell by looks of it

They said it's going to be on PC, too. But there'll be a slimmed down, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobile version first.
Feesh Mar 24, 2014 @ 9:15pm 
They did the same with the Dungeon Keeper franchise as well. It's awful, as you might guess.
Sgt.Mays Mar 25, 2014 @ 9:21pm 
Yea from what i am reading, the PC version will be nothing like mobile and will have MP support. Here is hoping we still get mod support!

From their Facebook page

We hear everyone’s comments on the new RollerCoaster Tycoon game and want to let you all know that the mobile game and PC experience will be 2 completely different games. Both games will release this year. The mobile game will include social features (sharing with friends, leaderboards) and the PC experience will have even more features and functionality. We are excited to bring these games to you soon!
Last edited by Sgt.Mays; Mar 25, 2014 @ 9:22pm
StudiodeKadent Mar 25, 2014 @ 9:54pm 
Sgt Mays,

I certainly hope the PC version is nothing like mobile.

I'm not optimistic but the possibility exists.
Great Dane Mar 28, 2014 @ 6:45am 
Just call it RCTF2P
Last edited by Great Dane; Mar 28, 2014 @ 6:45am
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Date Posted: Mar 17, 2014 @ 7:06am
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