City management and Presidente fans suddenly have a hole at the end of this month, as Tropico 6 has been delayed until March 29 after Simon Hellwig, Owner and Managing Director of Kalypso Media Group, posted an open letter to fans yesterday, detailing the reasons for 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.
Hellwig mentions several systems that need a bit more polish and testing, from pathfinding to multiplayer, and apologises for the short notice:
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.
As a loyalty bonus and reward for your patience, all customers who have pre-ordered the game by 7pm (CET) January 10th, 2019 via our own Kalypso Shop, Steam and other digital platforms, will receive the first DLC, planned for Q2 2019, free of charge.
Now to wait until March to fulfil those urges of ruling a banana republic.
Source: Kalypso Media