October 26, 2006
May 1, 2012
|Delisting:||May 07, 2018|
Digital (Amazon, Atari)
|Links:||Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum! homepage [Archive]
GOG.com release announcement
GOG.com page [Archive]
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum! was removed from Steam and GOG.com on May 7th, 2018. In a statement provided to Eurogamer, a GOG.com spokesperson said that “due to expiring licensing rights, we were asked to remove the product from our catalog for the time being. We’ll be in talks with new distribution rights holders to hopefully bring the game back as soon as possible”.
The Eurogamer article recaps the legal struggles between developer Frontier and publisher Atari which is almost certainly the cause of the game being delisted. The article latches onto the wording, “new distribution rights holders”, from the statement and implies that Frontier may have gained the rights to the game. However, Atari still owns the Rollercoaster Tycoon property and currently offers several products for sale under that banner. Once the legal action is settled Atari would likely need to draw up new contracts before the game could return to sale, and that may simply be putting a “new” Atari name on the deal.
About the Game
“Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum combines the excitement of rollercoasters with the fun of great strategy sim. RCT3 Platinum combines the roller coaster theme park fun of the Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 with included expansion packs Soaked! and Wild! Now enjoy more options than ever. Build your own water slide or create your own safari with real animals. Watch guest reactions to your ultimate theme park!“
- Grab a front seat for the ride of your life with the jaw-dropping Coaster Cam.
- See every detail in stunning 3D with fully controllable park cameras.
- Cope with changing weather patterns and enjoy beautiful vistas, sunsets, moonlight, and more.
- Experience the latest extreme coasters and heart-pumping rides! Live Every spine tingling detail in stunning 3-D with fully controllable cameras.
- Spice up any backgrounds, rides, fireworks display and laser light shows with your own music.
- Create your own park guests and groups with the Peep Designer and experience their reactions to the rides you build! Soak them and watch their reactions! Send them on wild safari and let them pet the animals!
- Create savage encounters and thrilling safaris! Conquer 12 Wild! Scenarios and experience cool jungle and prehistoric design themes.
- Play through dozens of scenarios in three difficulty modes or build without limits in Sandbox mode.
- Create pyrotechnic wonders and laser light shows with the RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 MixMaster.
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