News Sci/Tech Atari Acquires RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 from Frontier
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Atari Acquires RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 from Frontier

Published on April 2, 2024

By Kyujilo

Atari, the iconic brand in the gaming industry, has made a significant move by acquiring the rights to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 from Frontier Developments. This strategic acquisition marks a milestone as Atari celebrates the franchise's 25th anniversary alongside its creator, Chris Sawyer.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Legacy

With a legacy spanning 25 years, the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise has left an indelible mark on the gaming world. Originally released in 2004 and developed by Frontier, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 has now found a new home under Atari's umbrella.

Wade Rosen's Enthusiasm

Wade Rosen, Atari's CEO, expressed his excitement about the acquisition: "As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of RollerCoaster Tycoon with Chris Sawyer, I am thrilled that we can bring this successful title back into the franchise fold. This move opens up new opportunities for Atari as we continue the excellent work initiated by Frontier and cater to the passionate fans of the RollerCoaster Tycoon games."

Financial Details

Atari secured the rights to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for an initial payment of $4 million. Additionally, there may be an additional deferred payment of $3 million, subject to undisclosed conditions. The collaboration between Atari and Chris Sawyer is expected to drive further development within the franchise.

Future Prospects

Atari's long-term vision includes expanding the franchise through new titles, digital and physical distribution, and exploring brand collaborations and merchandise. With RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 now in their portfolio, Atari continues to shape the gaming landscape.

Atari's RollerCoaster Tycoon lineup now includes:

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Joyride
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Puzzle (mobile)
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Touch (mobile)

Atari's commitment to the franchise ensures that the rollercoaster ride continues for fans worldwide.

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