< Back to Press Releases

Agreements signed with Atari: Frontier to publish RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 on new platforms and to distribute Atari titles.

29 October 2013 - Cambridge, UK. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, "Frontier" or the "Company"), a leading developer of video games with studios in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Canada, has signed two agreements with Atari Interactive, Inc. as part of its future ecommerce plans, relating to the publication of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (‘RCT3’) on new formats and also online distribution of the existing RCT3 and other Atari titles on PC and Mac platforms.  

RCT3 was developed by Frontier and has sold approximately 7 million units on PC and Mac in the nine years since its first release in 2004, and is still selling in significant quantities today.  The agreement gives the option for Frontier to develop and publish versions of the game for new formats such as today’s tablet computers and game consoles, and provides another strong title - along with Elite: Dangerous, LostWinds and Coaster Crazy - for Frontier’s self-publishing portfolio. 

The distribution agreement allows Frontier to distribute RCT3 on PC and Mac, facilitating a full multi-format RCT3 offering for consumers and Atari becomes the first third party whose products will be distributed by Frontier.  

David Braben, Frontier’s CEO:

“These agreements represent excellent progress as we continue to implement our self-publishing and online commerce plans.  They will help accelerate our plans to grow new revenue streams from self-published and online commerce.”

 

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com