RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride brings the series into VR on PS4

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Nintendo Switch might be getting RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, but PS4 VR owners aren't getting left out in the cold this holiday. Atari just released RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride for PS4, with enhancements for PSVR. In this game you can build custom coasters entirely in VR, and then challenge friends to local multiplayer. The game also lets you build on-rails shooters of sorts, by placing floating targets along your coaster that you can blast later when riding the coaster.

I'll be honest, I'm still extremely skeptical of VR. It hasn't taken off the way Sony and Valve wanted it to, and I just don't think the tech is there yet to facilitate a seamless, social form of gameplay. That said, a rollercoaster seems like a natural fit for the interface. It's a classic, almost stereotypical thrill ride that lends itself really well to the 360 degrees of view and experience that VR provides, so hopefully RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride catches on with the PSVR audience.

Build and Ride Breathtaking Roller Coasters in Virtual Reality in RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride™ - Available Now Exclusively on PlayStation®4

The Original Theme Park Sim Goes Virtual with Latest Installment of the Legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon® Franchise for PlayStation®4 and Enhanced for PlayStation®VR


NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today launched RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride™, a fully immersive, roller coaster builder and rider exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and enhanced for PlayStation®VR. Based on the acclaimed RollerCoaster Tycoon® series, RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride lets players for the first time experience the thrill of not only creating their ultimate roller coasters but riding them in virtual reality. RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is also playable in non-VR mode on PlayStation®4 systems.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride features easy-to-use building tools that give players the freedom to create stunning roller coasters in minutes and then experience riding them first-hand. In another fun twist on the typical coaster experience, riders can shoot down fast-moving targets as they soar through the sky to reach the top of the leaderboards. Players can also compete against friends and challenge them in local multiplayer and share their incredible coaster creations via PlayStation™Network. With a mission-based progression system, unlocks, slow-motion time and more fun-filled features, RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride delivers a pulse-pounding and exhilarating experience.  

Additional Key Features Include:

  • Freeform Coaster Builder: For the first time, players can experience a roller coaster builder optimized for console and PSVR allowing them to build any roller coaster they can imagine in minutes.
  • Single Player and Multiplayer: Play through the progression system and sandbox modes or challenge friends to a build and ride in a couch multiplayer party to compete for the title of “RCT Build Master”. 
  • Stunning Environments: Explore and ride through the wild and hot desert of the Canyon for a daytime thrill-ride or the captivating skyline and streets of the City as you embark on your adventure at dusk.
  • Ride and Shoot: Shoot down the highest number of targets as you ride to reach the top of the leaderboards.
  • Realistic Physics: Experience a thrilling coaster adventure with realistic physics built into the game to make you feel adrenaline-pumping excitement.
  • Pre-Built Coasters: Jump straight into the immersive experience with pre-built coasters.
  • Social Features: Share your incredible roller coaster creations via PlayStation™Network.

“While we have a vast catalog of fantastic and iconic games to choose from, we felt the fan-favorite RollerCoaster Tycoon series is ideal for Atari to make its entry into the exciting virtual reality space,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer of Atari. “Being able to design your ultimate roller coaster and then actually jump in and ride your own creation as well as sharing them via PlayStation™Network is an electrifying experience that few will be able to resist.”

Developed by Nvizzio Creations, RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is rated E for Everyone and available now on PlayStation®4 system for $29.99 (USD). For more information, visit, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @RCTJoyride.