When Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 makes its PC debut, the game will be a far cry from its mobile incarnation, according to Atari. "We can't share that much, but [PC] will definitely be a completely different game," said Anthony Chien, Atari senior director of marketing, in a Digital Spy interview.
Chien's statement follows last week's debut of the above trailer which serves as the first look at Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. This footage immediately drew criticism from fans due to the game's apparent reliance on free-to-play gimmicks. Despite this negative backlash, Atari is moving forward with plans to release the mobile game prior to its PC counterpart.
"There's a lot of diehard [Rollercoaster Tycoon] fans that want a PC experience, they want all different sorts of things," Chien stated. "[We're] trying to deliver as much as we can. First is the mobile version, then it's the PC experience. 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."
The mobile version of Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 is slated to debut at some point this spring. Atari has yet to reveal a release date for the PC game.