RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Launching Exclusively on iOS Devices
Atari has officially announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile will be launching this Spring for iPhone, iPad, and iPhone Touch. This will mark the franchise's first numbered entry since 2004's RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, with the only other entry since that time being an ill-received 3DS spin-off in 2012.
Long-time RollerCoaster Tycoon fans have already taken to social media to express their distaste that the former PC-exclusive franchise is coming to iOS instead of PC. Many were also initially worried the game would be free-to-play with microtransactions, "ruining" a once-beloved franchise, like what happened with Dungeon Keeper. Atari addressed both concerns, taking to Twitter to say "there is a PC experience in production now for release this year" and stating that the mobile game would be priced at $2.99 USD and feature 20 pre-designed rollercoasters, in addition to "a bevy of new attractions." Players will also be able to "invite and visit their friend's parks and exchange roller coaster blueprints" thanks to Facebook and Game Center support.
Source: Press Release via Joystiq