RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Won’t Have Microtransactions, Expansions Being Considered
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures for Nintendo Switch won't have any microtransactions according to Atari, but expansions are being discussed.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures from Nvizzio Creations and Atari is releasing in North America next week. Before it’s release, DualShockers was able to talk with Mark Perloff, Senior Producer at Atari, about the game. While RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures seemed like it would be a full product at launch, DualShockers was still curious if Atari had any plans to implement microtransactions or release expansions for the game in the future.
Fortunately, Atari was able to quickly quell any fears that microtransactions would find their way into the game. Mark Perloff consistently described RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures as a “premium game” and responded to the microtransactions inquiry with a blunt “No microtransactions. This is a premium game, through-and-through.” This was probably a smart decision considering the pushback several companies have received for implimenting microtransactions recently.
While recurring microtransaction payments aren’t on the docket for RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, expansions might be. While no official announcement has been made yet, Mark made it clear that discussions were clearly happening between Atari and Nvizzio Creations about expansions. He referenced the series’ storied history with expansions as well, so releasing at least one for RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures on Nintendo Switch would be fitting. For the time being though, the developer’s focus is on the base version:
“For DLC, the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise has a great tradition of awesome expansions, so that’s definitely something we’ve been talking about. For now though, we’re focusing on the base game.”
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch in North America on December 13. You can currently pre-order a North American physical copy on Amazon. Expect the full interview between DualShockers and Atari’s Mark Perloff to go live later this week.
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