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RollerCoaster Tycoon World announced, coming to PC in early 2015

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The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise is making a proper return with RollerCoaster Tycoon World, which is in development on Windows PC at Pipeworks, publisher Atari Interactive announced this week.

Atari released the brief teaser trailer above to offer a sneak peek at RollerCoaster Tycoon World, although it's unclear if the glimpse at the theme park near the end of the clip is actual in-engine footage.

According to a press release from Atari, RollerCoaster Tycoon will feature the coaster-constructing action that fans of the franchise will be familiar with, as well as new elements such as a four-player cooperative multiplayer mode. Players will be able to share blueprints of the coasters they've created and visit theme parks other players have built.

"Many of the new features in RollerCoaster Tycoon World were not possible a few years ago, but we have taken advantage of technological improvements to offer a wildly fun gaming experience that stays true to the storied franchise. This is the game fans have been asking for," said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari.

Pipeworks, the developer of RollerCoaster Tycoon World, is known for titles such as World Series of Poker: Full House Pro and the Deadliest Warrior franchise. Atari recently released a separate entry in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series for smartphones and tablets, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, that was developed by On5.

RollerCoaster Tycoon World is scheduled to be available in early 2015. For more on the reborn Atari Interactive and its new business strategy, check out our interview with the company's chief operating officer.

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