Tropico, the Kalypso Media published city building and management series, was supposed to receive its sixth entry this month, but only a couple of weeks away from launch, the game has been hit with a delay once again following the pushback to 2019 last year.
In an open letter to fans of the series, Kalypso Media owner and managing director Simon Hellwig revealed today that Tropico 6 will now be releasing two months later than planned. Instead of January 25, the title now comes out on March 29 for PC. No new information was shared regarding the console versions, which were slated to launch in summer 2019, so they might still make it on time.
Hellwig said that after personally previewing the game over the holidays, he had found that he liked the game but didn't grow to love it, even going on to say "Tropico 6 is good, but not very good, or outstanding. Yet." It seems beta players had also shared the same sentiment, leading the publisher and the developer, Limbic Entertainment, to ultimately push back the release.
"Kalypso and Limbic are working hard to add as many of the community requests for enhanced features and gameplay as possible into the release version of the game," Hellwig elaborated. "But we cannot do this overnight, and want to present the best possible Tropico experience to the fans of the franchise."
While refunds are available for players who've pre-ordered Tropico 6, those who can wait a little longer to be a dictator in the Caribbean once again are getting a bonus for the added wait time. Anyone who digitally pre-purchases before January 10 will receive the game's first DLC for free when the pack launches sometime in the second quarter of 2019.