Nintendo Switch might be getting RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, but PS4 VR owners aren't getting left out in the cold this holiday. Atari just released RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride for PS4, with enhancements for PSVR. In this game you can build custom coasters entirely in VR, and then challenge friends to local multiplayer. The game also lets you build on-rails shooters of sorts, by placing floating targets along your coaster that you can blast later when riding the coaster.
I'll be honest, I'm still extremely skeptical of VR. It hasn't taken off the way Sony and Valve wanted it to, and I just don't think the tech is there yet to facilitate a seamless, social form of gameplay. That said, a rollercoaster seems like a natural fit for the interface. It's a classic, almost stereotypical thrill ride that lends itself really well to the 360 degrees of view and experience that VR provides, so hopefully RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride catches on with the PSVR audience.
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today launched RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride™, a fully immersive, roller coaster builder and rider exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and enhanced for PlayStation®VR. Based on the acclaimed RollerCoaster Tycoon® series, RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride lets players for the first time experience the thrill of not only creating their ultimate roller coasters but riding them in virtual reality. RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is also playable in non-VR mode on PlayStation®4 systems.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride features easy-to-use building tools that give players the freedom to create stunning roller coasters in minutes and then experience riding them first-hand. In another fun twist on the typical coaster experience, riders can shoot down fast-moving targets as they soar through the sky to reach the top of the leaderboards. Players can also compete against friends and challenge them in local multiplayer and share their incredible coaster creations via PlayStation™Network. With a mission-based progression system, unlocks, slow-motion time and more fun-filled features, RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride delivers a pulse-pounding and exhilarating experience.
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“While we have a vast catalog of fantastic and iconic games to choose from, we felt the fan-favorite RollerCoaster Tycoon series is ideal for Atari to make its entry into the exciting virtual reality space,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer of Atari. “Being able to design your ultimate roller coaster and then actually jump in and ride your own creation as well as sharing them via PlayStation™Network is an electrifying experience that few will be able to resist.”
Developed by Nvizzio Creations, RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is rated E for Everyone and available now on PlayStation®4 system for $29.99 (USD). For more information, visit www.RollerCoasterTycoon.com, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @RCTJoyride.