Frontier’s founder David Braben, announced in June 2015 that their next title will be a sort of a RollerCoaster Tycoon reboot, Planet Coaster.
According to David, the studio has wanted to make a roller coaster sandbox games for more than a decade. The game was originally named Coaster Park Tycoon, but the company decided to rename it to Planet Coaster to differentiate itself from the popular RollerCoaster Tycoon series. “The whole ‘tycoon’ thing—we looked at it a lot, and we did plan and consider that for quite a while, and decided actually it comes with too much baggage. There were too many tycoon games that weren’t very good,” said Braben.
Frontier Developments was the company who produced RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, so they have a great deal of expertise in this market.