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QuoteFor all the Mac users out there, Mac is something we are still working on as well as Linux.

Those versions are just not yet ready to ship to the public and need more time.

The problem is that they were taking pre-orders with Linux listed as a platform, then removed mentions of Linux when they made this announcement. Great that it's still coming, but I do hope they learn to communicate a bit better.

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What a surprise. RollerCoaster Tycoon World has seen delays before, and it will now go into Early Access instead of a full release. It has also dropped any mention of Linux/SteamOS from the Steam store page.

Yet another developer previously announcing Linux support, taking pre-orders, and then when it comes to a release they are silent on it. I have contacted them to ask about it, but I've seen others also ask on their Steam forum with no reply. Luckily, they are offering refunds at the moment to anyone who pre-ordered.

Their official website has also removed any mention of different platforms.

Such a shame, was really excited about this title, but their total lack of mentioning Linux/SteamOS and removing it from their pages has me concerned.

I can understand unforeseen issues, but why is openly communicating so hard for some developers? It's aggravating to see this situation arise with another game.

See their announcement about it all here.

Remember guys: Don't pre-order. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Storminator16 25 March 2016 at 6:13 pm UTC
I noticed the lack of features previously mentioned when I saw their post on Steam this morning. However, I didn't even catch the omission of Linux.

Already removed from my wish list. I have no confidence this game will be worth it in the long run.
Liam Dawe 25 March 2016 at 6:15 pm UTC
I have also removed it from my wishlist. What a farce it has been.
Segata Sanshiro 25 March 2016 at 6:18 pm UTC
To be fair, with the feedback it's had, leaving it in EA for some time probably isn't such a bad idea.

Real shame about Linux though, RCT 1 and 2 are among my favourite games ever and having a decent and modern Linux version would have been great. At the moment though, it does appear as if this game will not be decent, nor will it be on Linux.
Lintux 25 March 2016 at 6:21 pm UTC
I have also removed it from my wishlist.
edo 25 March 2016 at 6:21 pm UTC
I wouldn't be too worried, if they decided to go on the early access route is because the game still need some polishing, and porting to another platform shouldn't be a priority on this situation.
I hope it will be released to linux once the full version becomes available.
Liam Dawe 25 March 2016 at 6:24 pm UTC
edoI wouldn't be too worried, if they decided to go on the early access route is because the game still need some polishing, and porting to another platform shouldn't be a priority on this situation.
I hope it will be released to linux once the full version becomes available.

The problem is they were prominently listing Linux as a platform right up until now.
Storminator16 25 March 2016 at 6:31 pm UTC
edoI wouldn't be too worried, if they decided to go on the early access route is because the game still need some polishing, and porting to another platform shouldn't be a priority on this situation.
I hope it will be released to linux once the full version becomes available.

Here is my beef: how was this product originally budgeted? It's not the gamers' bag to fund something to conclusion. The easy assumption is that the finished product will be a fun, polished game. Well, the current track history for this game shows clearly a low chance of that happening.

Development costs money. With each passing month, the expenses are mounting with little to no revenue to offset. They should ask for more funding from the publisher or seek additional capital elsewhere. Early Access may help if there is enough interest but I don't know. Early Access should be the last resort. Since EA wasn't originally on the road map, why should gamers be so gullible to fund them? In the past, a game in this situation would have been canceled. Now, developers have been given a "get out of jail" card that may not help them. I doubt it well help gamers unless relieving you of some money is called "helping".

I wouldn't be shocked if this game is canned late April or early May or released as an unpolished mess with even more features cut.

It's not about just Linux for me. It's about gamers feeding into the commercial beast known as crowd funding and Early Access. The business acumen displayed by some of these developers is a put off for me. I'm not saying it's all bad but for the love of Baby Mario, pick your games to fund wisely. Spend that $50 on indie games or fund another game with a better track record with hopes of being released. =)


Last edited by Storminator16 on 25 March 2016 at 6:42 pm UTC
aramil248 25 March 2016 at 6:32 pm UTC
If you search it on steam the deluxe edition has steamos/linux system requirements
Pecisk 25 March 2016 at 7:02 pm UTC
Now I wish to see Planet Coaster to be ported to be honest. Not interested in Atari shady business anymore.
Swiftpaw 25 March 2016 at 7:04 pm UTC
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edoI wouldn't be too worried, if they decided to go on the early access route is because the game still need some polishing, and porting to another platform shouldn't be a priority on this situation.
I hope it will be released to linux once the full version becomes available.

The problem is they were prominently listing Linux as a platform right up until now.

Especially if it could be pre-ordered. If you pre-order something it better damn well be what it says it is once you get it.

What should have happened is an instant refund for anyone who ordered from a now unsupported platform, and notices to everyone who ordered from a supported one just to make sure no one misses out on the chance to refund.

I found out from this website. Not everyone is going to be so fortunate, so Steam needs to be communicating shit like that.
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