Chris Sawyer’s 31X Ltd and Origin8 Technologies Ltd have today announced that a revitalised version of the classic Transport Tycoon will be arriving on iOS and Android platforms in late 2013. Veteran developers Origin8 are recreating Sawyer’s original simulation code, promising to deliver the deepest simulation videogame yet seen on mobile.
Upon its original release in 1994, Transport Tycoon was heralded as the new standard in management simulation videogames, remaining a high watermark in the genre almost two decades later. Now, years after making the “Tycoon” appellation a recognised shorthand for real-time empire building videogames, the original classic is poised to return, painstakingly revised for touchscreen devices, and retaining every element of what made the original such a prestigious and enduring piece of entertainment.
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 both Rollercoaster Tycoon and Rollercoaster Tycoon 2. No specific release date has yet been set for the iOS and Android editions of Transport Tycoon, but Electronic Theatre will keep you updated as the videogame approaches release.