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Tropico 6 release date announced, looks like Linux will see same-day support

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Tropico 6 from developer Limbic Entertainment and publisher Kalypso Media now has a release date announced for January 25th, 2019.

I mentioned in my last article, how Linux was missing from the recent press material. This time around, it's being very clearly mentioned for release:

Tropico 6 is scheduled for a worldwide release on Windows PC, Mac, Linux on January 25th 2019 and on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One later in 2019.

It's really nice to see it so clearly mentioned again!

Features:

  • Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
  • Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.
  • Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
  • Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
  • Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.
  • Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.
  • Co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players. 

They also have a rather silly trailer:

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Sadly, it seems the Beta is still going to be Windows only. Hopefully the Linux version will be seeing enough testing, it does worry me slightly when a Beta is only for one platform, although that's quite common for bigger releases like this.

You can follow it and pre-order with a discount on Humble Store and Steam, both stores already listing Linux support.

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cRaZy-bisCuiT 7 November 2018 at 3:20 pm UTC
I'll buy it in release day if it runs well in Linux!
Mountain Man 7 November 2018 at 3:24 pm UTC
I've been interested in this series for a while and almost pulled the trigger on Tropico 5 multiple times, but the wide range of mixed reviews always stopped me.
14 7 November 2018 at 4:28 pm UTC
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Tropico is good fun and worth playing. I will probably get 6 even though I only spent a little time in 5.
devland 7 November 2018 at 5:09 pm UTC
Tropico 5 is DRM free on Steam. I highly recommend it.

Hopefully, the DRM free tradition will live on.
Gamewizard 7 November 2018 at 5:22 pm UTC
Well come December I might very well be breaking my no Pre-order streak, Already own 3 and have the first game on CD need to get the rest of the series though.
Ketil 7 November 2018 at 5:48 pm UTC
I'll definitely get this one. I have spent quite a bit of time watching let's play of the beta on youtube.
STiAT 7 November 2018 at 6:14 pm UTC
I always was too dumb for Tropico 5. I failed so often that I gave up at some point.
WorMzy 7 November 2018 at 6:46 pm UTC
Y'know, I thought I owned one or more Tropico games already, but never got around to playing them. Unfortunately a quick search of my steam library yielded no results, so I guess I just imagined buying them..

That's something I'm going to immediately rectify. This dev has supported Linux gaming for the past four years (bringing Tropico 5, Surviving Mars and Victor Vran to the platform) and I want to reward that.
Cyril 7 November 2018 at 10:17 pm UTC
But still, no Linux release on GOG... Even if some others games have one, like Victor Vran and Surving Mars.
It might be the publisher's fault here...

Edit : I checked some Kalypso's games and some have a Linux release on GOG... So it seems it's more complicated.


Last edited by Cyril at 7 November 2018 at 10:20 pm UTC
rickowns 8 November 2018 at 2:35 am UTC
CyrilBut still, no Linux release on GOG... Even if some others games have one, like Victor Vran and Surving Mars.
It might be the publisher's fault here...

Edit : I checked some Kalypso's games and some have a Linux release on GOG... So it seems it's more complicated.

What's complicated?
GOG, publishers? It really doesn't matter, all that matters if that people want to play games and will buy it from what ever platform or website that makes it available. Yes DRM free is nice, but at the end of the day if you really want to play the game are you willing to wait for something that might never happen? Or just simply go to steam, buy and play right away?


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