Rollercoaster Tycoon World [official site] will have players create their own parks and rides in-game, of course, but it'll also let people make brand new things outside the game. The theme park-building game will have simple tools to create new scenery objects and people and doodahs through a Unity plugin then share them over the Steam Workshop, a new trailer explains. Come see how that works below:
The Creature Wearing The Skin of Atari want user-made environments to provide lasting appeal for RCTW. As The Creature's appendage named Matt Labunka explains:
"User-generated content is really that feature that unlocks the creativity for the player. What continues the game for years to come is user-generated content, it has for the last ten years, it's what brings the game into the next generation, it's what allows players to really dream up anything and bring it into the game.
"Most importantly, it has to be something that's easy for any player to use - from the casual to the most hardcore."
Speaking to that last part, I'd by no means consider myself "hardcore" when it comes to Rollercoaster Tycoon - whatever that even means - but the five-step process does seem fairly straightforward. As a natural skeptic, I still have my reservations on just how straightforward it'll be in practice, but it's nice to know that I can simply grab models from elsewhere online in any event, should I so desire. The fact that Steam Workshop support is integrated directly into the game's user interface is also a pretty neat feature.
Up to now, Rollercoaster Tycoon World has made its way through three developers since its announcement in 2014, and has been delayed on two occasions. At the moment, it's clinging to a rather tentative "early 2016" release date, however it is nice to see development coming along nevertheless, given the ups and downs so far. A few preliminary player reviews are up, based on beta versions.
Anyway, are you guys looking forward to Rollercoaster Tycoon World? Frontier Developments have a new theme park game coming this year too, Planet Coaster.