Tropico 6 screenshot of a police blimp floating over the city

Tropico 6 was originally supposed to arrive this January 25th, but after seeing a variety of bugs and issues pop up throughout the beta, the developers have now decided to push the launch date back. The new release date has been set for March 29th, and in order to make the wait a bit more bearable, the developers have also announced that everyone who pre-ordered before January 10th will be given the first DLC entirely free of change!

"Over the holidays, I have played Tropico 6 for many hours and really liked what I saw," reads the official update. "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."

"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. But we cannot do this overnight, and want to present the best possible Tropico experience to the fans of the franchise."

"Features like pathfinding, a challenging multiplayer and the comprehensive simulation not only of each individual Tropican, but of the whole economy, are already implemented well, but could benefit from more balancing, testing and enhancement to meet our very high quality standards for Tropico 6."

Personally, I am quite happy to wait for a little while longer in order to receive a much more polished game. This goes doubly so for Tropico 6 as the beta seemed to be pretty darn entertaining already, so unless something goes terribly wrong in these next two months, the end result should be quite good indeed.

Whatever the case may be, you can learn more about Tropico 6, as well as follow its development moving forward, over at the official website. And just for good measure, I'll leave you with one of the most recent trailers:

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