Frontier Developments announces Coaster Park Tycoon alongside job cuts
Frontier Developments has announced that they’re working on a new Tycoon game. Coaster Park Tycoon is fundamentally the successor to RollerCoaster Tycoon, and will be self-published and heading to PC in 2016. The title will be the second franchise alongside Elite: Dangerous that Frontier Developments will be self-publishing, and will look to help increase Frontier’s proportion of self-published revenue.
Frontier were the original developers of the highly successful and much loved RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, and will look at crafting an experience that is a major step up from the last entry – which released more than ten years ago. “Coaster Park games appeal to many people, as proven by RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. It is a field for which Frontier has unparalleled expertise and immense passion,” Johnny Watts, Chief Creative Officer of Frontier Developments said, “we want Coaster Park Tycoon to be another major step forward for the simulation genre, and sit alongside Elite: Dangerous as a second major self-published franchise.”
Additionally, a helping of bad news also filtered through as 15 content creation roles were cut at the Cambridge-based portion of the studio. Development roles are also being moved from Halifax and Nova Scotia to Cambridge as a method to match the needs of both Elite: Dangerous and Coaster Park Tycoon as well, making Cambridge the only area Frontier Developments will work from.