Chris Sawyer confirms Transport Tycoon for iOS and Android won't be free-to-play
By Anthony Usher 19 July 2013
Game Name: Transport Tycoon | Developer: Origin8 Technologies | Publisher: Origin8 Technologies | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Simulation
Scottish developer Chris Sawyer has confirmed in an interview with website Gamasutra that his upcoming mobile port of Transport Tycoon won't be a free-to-play title.

"It's a paid title," Sawyer told Gamasutra's (and Pocket Gamer's) Mike Rose.

"The game doesn't suit the free-to-play revenue model, and I'm also not a great fan of the way free-to-play titles try to make money through in-game purchases or advertising."

According to Sawyer, this "revised" and "revitalised" edition of Transport Tycoon has - through necessity - been "completely re-written".

It'll have the same graphical style and isometric viewpoint as its predecessor, but will boast a fresh interface and controls that are suited to touchscreen devices.

In other related news, we have a lovely bunch of brand-new Transport Tycoon screenshots to show you. Be sure to check those out in our gallery above.

Among these images, you'll see different terrain types and locales, such as built-up cities, deserts, mountains, and fields.

31X Ltd and Origin 8 will release more Transport Tycoon screenshots over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for those.

Transport Tycoon will go live on the App Store and Google Play later this year.
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