Tropico 5 coming to PlayStation 4 too

The "dictator sim" series (dictate 'em up? No, I can't make this any sillier) Tropico began life on PC, later spreading to Xbox 360 too, and now is finally coming to PlayStation with Tropico 5. Publisher Kalypso today announced it'll hit PlayStation 4 too, which is a bit curious as T5 is on Xbox 360, not Xbox One. Oh, the ways of publishers are many and mysterious!

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The "dictator sim" series (dictate 'em up? No, I can't make this any sillier) Tropico began life on PC, later spreading to Xbox 360 too, and now is finally coming to PlayStation with Tropico 5. Publisher Kalypso today announced it'll hit PlayStation 4 too, which is a bit curious as T5 is on Xbox 360, not Xbox One. Oh, the ways of publishers are many and mysterious!

Tropico 5 is perhaps the most ambitious of the city-build series so far, spanning times from the colonial era through to the 21st. Budding dictators will need to move with the times and establish a dynasty of cronies to continue their work once they snuff it.

Kalypso says the game "will take full advantage of the unique features of the PlayStation 4 hardware and controller," whatever that means. It'll have lights and let you share stuff, I guess.

Tropico 5 is broadly slated to launch in 2014, hitting PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, and PS4.

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    January 30, 2014 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Tropico 5 coming to PlayStation 4 too.

    The "dictator sim" series (dictate 'em up? No, I can't make this any sillier) Tropico began life on PC, later spreading to Xbox 360 too, and now is finally coming to PlayStation with Tropico 5. Publisher Kalypso today announced it'll hit PlayStation 4 too, which is a bit curious as T5 is on Xbox 360, not Xbox One. Oh, the ways of publishers are many and mysterious!

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      January 30, 2014 6:43 AM

      That's pretty cool. Between this and Banished I might be able to wash away the awful taste I was left with after paying $60 for SimCity: Shit Brick Edition.

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      January 30, 2014 6:47 AM

      I had fun with T3 until the big island bug bit me and I didn't complete the rest of the achievements...

      Strange they are not doing an X1 port...

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      January 30, 2014 8:38 AM

      as someone who spent over 50hrs in tropico 4 i can't wait until 5 :D

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        January 30, 2014 9:30 AM

        i didnt realise until just now but ive dropped 162 hours into 4. erk!

        im hoping the new one is a bit more challenging myself, felt really easy once you got the hang of it. or maybe i just had a good combo of perks. looking forward to 5 anyway though.

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        January 30, 2014 9:37 AM

        Yuuuuup. I put over 200 hours into Tropico 3 and 4 combined (and I spent probably upwards of 60 in Tropico 2), so I'm really looking forward to the next installment.

        Speaking of Tropico 2, I would love for them to revisit that concept - make another pirate themed Tropico!

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      January 30, 2014 8:52 AM

      I still get this song stuck in my head from the original:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LADAN9KDN3w

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      January 30, 2014 9:37 AM

      Wasn't that the version that was broken?

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      January 30, 2014 10:11 AM

      Only problem I have with the newer Tropico games is the traffic late game. I feel like half my goods are waiting in the factories for workmen to take them away and the other half is with the workmen waiting in traffic. The underground in Tropico 4 Modern Times was very effective but kind of an expensive "cheat", I'd rather have some sort of proper rail transport. Like one of Cuba's sugar cane railways.

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        January 30, 2014 10:22 AM

        Maybe T5 will address this? It's supposed to cover a longer timespan, right? So wouldn't that exacerbate this problem?

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      January 30, 2014 11:11 AM

      It looks like they just keep re-releasing Tropico 3 and adding a number.

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        January 30, 2014 11:13 AM

        Although this sounds new "spanning times from the colonial era through to the 21st" That should be interesting.