RollerCoaster Tycoon World for Mac is official and can even be played on Steam Early Access on Windows.
This being the follow-up to Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, a game considered as one of the greatest simulation games for Mac, it’s a game I will be watching closely.
The game was first announced for Windows and Linux, with absolutely no reference to MacOS. It seems developer Nvizzio Creations changed its mind, as they are the ones who officially revealed the news. I guess it’s better late than never, right?
This is what the developer has to say on the game’s official FAQ page:
We are working to bring the game to Mac OS as soon as we can post-launch. Everyone that buys the game via Steam will have access to it on Windows, Linux, and Mac – with just a single purchase! This means if you buy a Windows version today on Steam you are also getting Steam OS and Mac.
So just to be clear, you can buy the game on Steam, but only the Windows version is playable. And by the way, I recommend you wait until the official Mac release before taking out your wallet (unfortunately developers drop officially confirmed platforms all the time).
— RollerCoaster Tycoon (@OfficialRCT) October 8, 2015
RollerCoaster Tycoon World is the fourth installment in the series and will use the same formula we know and love.
RCT World will be all about building and managing your very amusement park. It will let you build your own rides, shops, and roller coasters and manage your staff, budgets and happiness levels. Basically, do all within your power to make your park a huge success.
Just like RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, the game will feature 3D graphics and will let you ride your own creations (except everything should look much prettier).
But will it deliver?
RollerCoaster 3 is an all-time favorite. Reboots of old-school classics have a tendency to be hit or miss. Some are good, but most are disappointing. And at the time of this writing, RollerCoaster Tycoon World has very negative user reviews (26%) so far…
I Hope Nvizzio will be able to improve the game and have a much better game when the time to officially release it comes. In the meantime, if you’re feeling like building and managing, you can give Stardew Valley or Prison Architect a try, two critically acclaimed strategy games available for Mac.
Are you a RollerCoaster Tycoon fan? Are you planning on buying this one?