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Tropico 6 to launch in January 2019, Linux support still happening

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Tropico 6 is having a little extra time in the oven, with it being announced today for a January 2019 release.

One thing that concerned me, was that their announcements and PR emails only mentioned Windows for the PC release. They cleared that it up on the Steam forum post after I asked about it, to confirm Linux support is still happening. When speaking to them over email, they clarified further that they are aiming to launch the Linux version at the same time as Windows, but they can't give a 100% guarantee on that right now. Either way it's happening—great!

Good to know Kalypso Media won't be letting down Linux gamers and it's going to be interesting to see what Tropico is like with Limbic Entertainment developing it this time, since Haemimont Games who did the previous games are now working with Paradox on Surviving Mars.

They also have a new video out as they're heading to Gamescom:

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What they say it will feature:

  • 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.

I'm pretty excited to give this a go, absolutely love my city building sims. There's a closed Steam beta coming this autumn, which will sadly be Windows only.

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cRaZy-bisCuiT 16 August 2018 at 3:05 pm UTC
It's a pitty to have to wait a longer time. But I'm happy to wait if they deliver a good product.
1xok 16 August 2018 at 5:33 pm UTC
Tropico 5 was my first Game after I hadn't played in a long time. I created my steam account in 2014 for Tropico 5. Under Linux, of course.

Love this Game.

Last edited by 1xok at 16 August 2018 at 5:34 pm UTC
Hal_Kado 16 August 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC
Tropico games have been consistently good IMO. While some releases feel a little iterative, it looks like there could be enough new in this one to justify another purchase
Keyrock 16 August 2018 at 9:40 pm UTC
Looks like they're finally adding enough new features to justify a purchase. While I've always enjoyed Tropico games, they're all pretty much exactly the same, except for 2, which was pirate themed. This one, though, looks like it has more than just a fresh coat of paint over the last one.
TemplarGR 17 August 2018 at 10:09 am UTC
Love Tropico games. But the January 2019 release is not an official release, just the early access. Oh, they don't call it officially early access, but that is what it is, essentially. we will have to wait for a ton of DLCs and patches to finally be able to play the full game. As we did with Tropico 5...
VoxelForge 19 August 2018 at 11:34 am UTC
liamdaweit's going to be interesting to see what Tropico is like with Limbic Entertainment developing it this time
That's what I'm most interested to see. I have always been a spectator for Tropico games because they never looked all that interesting to me, but what is being promised for Tropico 6 actually has me excited enough to buy. Even if it's in early access to start.
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