The next instalment in Kalypso Media's tyrannical construction series, Tropico 6, will now (hopefully) launch on 29 March. For PC, that is. Console versions are expected to follow later down the line, as originally planned.
Why? Because the devs at Limbic Entertainment need a couple more months to get it right. Something they also needed when Tropico 6 was initially meant to release in 2018. Ah well - would it really be a Tropico game without a hitch or two?
In a letter to fans, Kalypso Media boss, Simon Hellwig, explained the delay:
"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.
"We know this is short notice and many of you, especially the ones who have pre-ordered, played the beta and gave such comprehensive and valued feedback, might be disappointed - but we think we can make the game better by adding some more icing on the Tropican cake."
Hellwig later noted exactly what Kalypso and developer Limbic are working on: community requests for enhanced features and gameplay, such as pathfinding, which "could benefit from more balancing, testing and enhancement".
'Tropico 6' will now launch in March 2019. Credit: Kalypso Media
And as a, kind of 'sorry we fluffed up again' loyalty bonus, Kalypso will reward any player who pre-orders Tropico 6 by 10 January with the game's first DLC, planned for Q2 2019, free of charge.
Hellwig added: "PS: Of course, you can always return or refund your pre-order if you prefer." But if you've already waited this long, you may as well stick it out for a couple more months.
I suppose that's up to you, though. Just let us know whatever you decide to do, and what you make of the game's second delay.
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