Earlier in August we reported on the official port for Transport Tycoon and that is was looking for beta testers to test the upcoming release of this popular sim game for Android. Apparently beta testing must be going pretty good as an official release date has been announced for the game which is October 3rd, 2013.
For those of you not familiar with this game, players will be trying to build a big and successful transportation empire. You’ll start off with road-based transportation and eventually work your way up to trains, airplanes, ships and other type of transportation of goods. This isn’t just a straight port of the original game as the UI is being completely redesigned for mobile devices.
In an attempt to keep the original game’s experience pure on mobile devices, the company working on the port has brought on Chris Sawyer who made the original Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, and Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 & 2 has come on board to help with the designing of the mobile version of Transport Tycoon.
So for all of you waiting to get your hands on this game, you only have a couple more week to wait. You can check out the official announcement of the release date below.
Official Website: Transport Tycoon
First Class all the Way – Transport Tycoon Arriving on Mobile 3rd October!
London, UK – September 17th 2013 – Chris Sawyer’s 31X Ltd and Origin8 Technologies Ltd are proud to announce that the revitalised version of the gaming classic Transport Tycoon is hitting the iTunes App Store and Google Play on 3rd October.
Upon its original release in 1994, Transport Tycoon was heralded as the new standard in management simulation games, remaining a high watermark in the genre almost two decades later. Transport Tycoon for mobile platforms has been designed and directed by legendary game designer Chris Sawyer, the original creator of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, and Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 & 2. Veteran developers Origin8 have recreated and restored Sawyer’s original simulation code, resulting in the deepest, richest simulation game yet seen on mobile.
“I’m delighted that we are able to bring Transport Tycoon to mobile devices and tablets and I hope that players of the original PC games – as well as people who have never played the original – will thoroughly enjoy the rejuvenated game on a platform it suits so well,” said Chris Sawyer. “It’s been quite a challenge for the Origin8 development team to re-write the game from scratch and adapt it to the smaller touch-screen interface but the result is probably one of the most extensive and intricate games currently available for mobile platforms, a testament to Origin8’s skills and to the processing power now available on these devices. I hope the game’s size and depth of gameplay will keep players entertained and engrossed for months, if not years.”