We've spoken quite a bit about Planet Coaster this past week; from showing you some of the game's fantastic coaster crashes to talking through some of the finer systems like object rotation and priority passes. But what about Rollercoaster Tycoon World? The official spiritual successor to the famous franchise? It's due out the day before, but where's the traction?
Announced in August 2014 for an early 2015 release, Atari called Rollercoaster Tycoon World a "full premium PC experience" and even made sure to confirm it would not include microtranscations - for some reason.
But all of that big talk went out of the window when fans eventually got some hands-on experience with the sequel. Textures were flat, lighting was crude and the game was rife with performance issues. This eventually led to the title being delayed to a later point in 2015 to fix the apparent graphical issues; which then spread into early 2016 after continued fan feedback until Atari went for the Early Access route instead.
Now, with even current Steam reviews of the Early Access version panning the game for the same issues noted from its early development days, it's surprising to hear Atari will be releasing RollerCoaster Tycoon World as a "new and improved" full release version just one day before the far better received Planet Coaster.
So while the battle may already be won when you look at the contrast between the two game's community posts, being a day ahead to the Steam front page might just drum up some interest if the changes cited in the release post are all they're cracked up to be.
We'll see today, however, as Atari have planned a livestream on Twitch at 2pm EST. You can even grab the game for £25 off the regular price through CDKeys right now.