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RCT franchise to be auctioned off

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:30 pm

Bankrupt games company Atari have failed to find a buyer for the company as a whole so will now auction off individual assets. RCT is among a list of titles that will go under the hammer. Bidding will open with a minimum starting price of $3.5 million.

http://m.uk.gamespot.com/news/atari-to- ... on-6408794

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Re: RCT franchise to be auctioned off

Postby Simba » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Oh my gosh, I can't believe Atari have gone into bankruptcy, I so hope a good company who will be loyal to the series will take it and move it to the next level.
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Re: RCT franchise to be auctioned off

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:17 pm

I was surprised as well, I thought they were doing quite well! If someone buys the franchise, it'll show there's still interest in it and hope for a 4th game.
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Re: RCT franchise to be auctioned off

Postby Kumali » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:38 pm

That's surprised me! I'd imagined that Atari wouldn't have been doing as well as other companies in recent times but I didn't expect them to be bankrupt!

Hopefully, someone will buy out RCT , preferably Chris Sawyer. he should bring the game back up to the original quality.
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Re: RCT franchise to be auctioned off

Postby CP2013 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:58 am

The intellectual property fire sale that the bankrupt Atari gaming franchises that were sold to pay the company’s creditors included Star Control, Total Annihilation, and Master of Orion — but Roller Coaster Tycoon did not appear within the list of sold properties in the notice Atari’s lawyers filed with the US Bankruptcy Court. Atari clearly felt that the sandbox theme park business sim series was its most valuable franchise: the minimum bid that Atari had set for RCT was $3.5 million, many times higher than it was asking for most of its other IPs.So for the moment, the fate of the RCT property and the Roller Coaster Tycoon mobile game that was in development are up in the air. It’s possible that Atari will now have another sale with RCT and its other unsold properties shifting at a knockdown price.
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Re: RCT franchise to be auctioned off

Postby Thekingin64 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Surprised no-ones snapped it up yet. Such a major game series I thought would go really quickly.
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