If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Atari will hold RollerCoaster Tycoon rights for another decade

Ups and downs.

Atari will hold the rights to RollerCoaster Tycoon for another 10 years.

The licence extension is with franchise creator Chris Sawyer.

Atari will "seek to develop new titles, expand digital and physical distribution, and explore brand and merchandising collaborations" as part of a long-term plan, the publisher announced today.

Eurogamer Newscast: Are CD Projekt's Cyberpunk and Witcher plans too ambitious?

The original RollerCoaster Tycoon was designed by Sawyer and published by Hasbro Interactive, which merged into Infogrames Interactive for the acclaimed sequel.

Infogrames then became Atari in 2003, ahead of the third game in the series developed by Frontier Developments and released in 2004.

Since then, Atari has released a number of other games in the series, including RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, RollerCoaster Tycoon World, and most recently RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic in 2017. These games were widely panned.

Frontier went on to separately create Planet Coaster, a spiritual successor to the series.

Nostalgia for RollerCoaster Tycoon remains high, though - the original's grid-based building and charming management has enduring allure.

Become a Eurogamer subscriber and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Eurogamer subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

About the Author

Ed Nightingale avatar

Ed Nightingale

News reporter

Ed is Reporter at Eurogamer, with an interest in streaming, people and communities, and giving a voice to marginalised people.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch