Riding the Rails Via Sid Meier’s Railroads!

Take-Two Interactive Software publishing label 2K Games last week unveiled the next edition of their Railroad Tycoon franchise. Sid Meier’s Railroads! is set to debut on the PC this fall.

In Sid Meier’s Railroads!, 2K Games said, players building their own railroad empire, running everything from steam-powered locomotives to more modern diesel and electric trains while also managing cargo and engaging in corporate warfare against rival tycoons, entrepreneurs and robber barons. The game will feature 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.

“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, in a statement. “Building on the franchise, Sid Meier’s Railroads! will deliver a simulation experience that caters to both strategy gamers and locomotive fans alike.”