NEWS: First Screens Released of Chris Sawyers’ Transport Tycoon Remake
We reported to you earlier that Chris Sawyer, the mind behind the original Transport Tycoon and the mega hit Roller Coaster Tycoon, is bringing his 1994 PC title Transport Tycoon to mobile devices. Now Sawyer’s 31X Ltd and Origin8 Technologies, the companies responsible for the new title, have released several screen shots of the upcoming game.
The graphics and visual style are clearly reminiscent of the 1994 original, but more detailed and modern. It is clear from the screens that this isn’t a simply port, but a complete re-imagining of the original title.
“Tycoon” and city building games on Android devices tend to lack depth or are filled with over aggressive IAP systems. The original 1994 Transport Tycoon is still an incredibly complex and deep game, with each run through taking roughly forty hours to complete. Still no word on the pricing structure that will be employed, but the Press Release does stress that they are “making every decision based on how to best bring this classic back into our lives.” Presumably, they are aware that excessive IAPs would not be “the best” way to bring this classic back to life.
Transport Tycoon is set to release on Android and iOS sometime in 2013.