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Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 confirmed for PC, will be 'different' from iOS game

Atari seeks to ease concerns of fans enraged over iOS announcement

Atari has assured concerned fans that not only is Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 coming to PC, it will also be a 'completely different game' than the seemingly paired back mobile entry.

In an announcement earlier this month, almost a decade since the release of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, Atari finally revealed the fourth entry in the series - a 2D game for iPhone and iPad. This sparked a backlash from fans who had anticipated a full-fledged sequel for PC.

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Addressing fan concern, Atari's senior director of marketing Anthony Chien has told Digital Spy that a PC version is on its way, and won't be the same as the iOS game.

"We can't share that much, but [PC] will definitely be a completely different game," he said, inadvertently confirming the PC sequel.

"There's a lot of diehard RC fans that want a PC experience, they want all different sorts of things. It's trying to deliver as much as we can. First is the mobile version, then it's the PC experience," he said.

"I think a lot of people are vocal about wanting to see the PC version first before the mobile, but our strategy is mobile first."

RC Tycoon 4 on iOS will be a paid game priced at $2.99, yet it will also adopt an in-app purchase scheme adopted by many free-to-play games, in which users can pay to skip wait times associated with building new rides.

The official blurb promises players will be able to "create and share" their theme parks, with Game Center and Facebook integration.

Here's the iPhone announcement trailer:

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