2K Games Announces
Sid Meier's Railroads! For PC
) is the press release announcing
the next installment in the Railroad Tycoon series is in development at Firaxis,
and is due this fall carrying designer Sid Meier's name:
YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2006--2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), and the Company's
world-renowned development studio Firaxis Games, today announced the next
edition of the award-winning Railroad Tycoon franchise, Sid Meier's Railroads!
for the PC.
The Golden Age of railroading is back with Sid Meier's Railroads! Combining the
best of real-world and model railroads, Sid Meier's Railroads! puts you in
charge of building your own railroad empire, running everything from
steam-powered locomotives to more modern diesel and electric trains, managing
cargo and your bottom line, all while engaging in corporate warfare against
rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs and robber barons.
"In addition to winning countless awards, the Railroad Tycoon franchise
pioneered the simulation and strategy genres by introducing limitless gameplay,"
said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director of 2K Games. "Building on the
franchise, Sid Meier's Railroads! will deliver a simulation experience that
caters to both strategy gamers and locomotive fans alike."
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this game back home," said Sid
Meier, Director of Creative Development for Firaxis Games. "Railroads is near
and dear to our hearts and we're looking forward to delivering the endlessly fun
gameplay experience fans of our games have come to expect."
Cities and industries grow up around you as Sid Meier's Railroads! enables
players to lay track and route trains, haul raw materials to market and carry
manufactured goods throughout the land. Sid Meier's Railroads! introduces a
large number of different single-player game scenarios and a variety of play
modes including the "sand-box" modeling mode, real-time LAN and Internet play.
Sid Meier's Railroads! will be released for the PC this fall. For more
information please visit