Kalypso Media has announced that it will delay the release of Tropico 6 until 29 March 2019.
Tropico 6 was originally due to be released this month. Kalypso Media explained the decision: “After going through rigorous in-house testing and taking on board all the feedback collected from the closed beta and the wider Tropico community, Tropico 6 is shaping up to be a great game. However, great is not enough when it comes to El Presidente. As always, Kalypso is striving to deliver an outstanding gameplay experience to make Tropico 6 the best in the series to date, and as such has taken the difficult decision to move the release of the PC, Mac and Linux versions to March 29, with a retail version to follow on April 2, in order to allow sufficient time to implement as much of the fans’ feedback as possible and work on final balancing and polishing to raise the level of quality expected from this flagship brand to what the Tropico fans and community deserve.”
Kalypso Media is at least offering fans some compensation for the delay: “As a thank you to the loyal Tropico fans who have supported us through the development of the game, we will be offering the first major Tropico 6 DLC free of charge to anyone who has pre-ordered the game by 1:00PM EST on January 10. The additional content will automatically be added to qualifying players’ game upon release in Q2 2019.”
Simon Hellwig, owner and managing director of Kalypso Media, has posted an open letter on Kalypso Media’s blog, in which he says: “Over the holidays, I have played Tropico 6 for many hours and really liked what I saw. But, in my humble opinion, it is not enough to like a game – I want to love it! And Tropico 6 is good, but not very good, or outstanding. Yet. Combining my own opinion and the response we had from thousands of dedicated beta players around the world, Kalypso has decided to postpone the release of the game for another couple of months to March 29, 2019.”
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Tropico 6 are due to be released at an unspecified date in summer 2019. For further Tropico 6 news, keep an eye on Kalypso Media’s blog.