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Tropico 5 Confirmed for PS4, Takes “Full Advantage of the Unique Features of the PS4 Hardware & Controller”

January 30, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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A release date may not be known at this time (news should be coming soon), but Tropico 5 is heading to the PlayStation 4 and joins the previously announced PC, Xbox 360, Mac, and Linux versions. It’s possible the PS4 version will be a new-gen exclusive, with Kalypso Media saying, “[An Xbox One version is] currently not in development – we’re focusing on the Xbox 360 version, like we did with Tropico 3 and 4.”

Developed by Haemimont Studios, Tropico 5 marks the first time the series has appeared on PlayStation, with the press release stating how the game is going to “take full advantage of the unique features of the PlayStation 4 hardware and controller.”

Andrew Johnson, Kalypso MD, talked about Tropico 5:

We are delighted to be able to work with Sony to bring Tropico 5 to PlayStation 4 and enter the next generation market. The PlayStation 4 version of Tropico 5 will expand the Tropico brand to the new generation hardware and to a new generation of gamers.

Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso’s Global Managing Director, added:

We have been evaluating many new and exciting development opportunities for the Tropico brand and by bringing Tropico 5 to PlayStation 4 we open a new chapter in the history of the game. By taking full advantage of the PlayStation 4’s processing power, the island of Tropico and El Presidente have never looked better.

If you’re unfamiliar with Tropico 5, here’s a description of the game:

You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras.

With Tropico 5, you can expect dynasties, advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees, island exploration, and co-op and competitive multiplayer for up to 4 people – a first in the series.

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