Tropico 5 PlayStation 4 Version Coming; Xbox One TBD

Kalypso is getting into the next-gen game, announcing that a Tropico 5 PlayStation 4 version is in development. An Xbox One version hasn't been announced.

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Third-party game publishers are starting to hop onto the would-be gravy train known as the PS4 install base. Kalyspo Media is the latest of these publishers to make the leap. The company has announced that a Tropico 5 PlayStation 4 version is confirmed for Sony’s next-gen system.

However, although a Tropico 5 PlayStation 4 version is in the works, Kalypso did not divulge whether an Xbox One version is in the hopper as well. The company did not announce a release date for Tropico 5 on PS4.

Developed by Haemimont Studios, Tropico 5 will mark the first time the series has appeared on the PlayStation platform.

“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,” said Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director, Kalypso Media. “By taking full advantage of the PlayStation 4′s processing power the island of Tropico and El Presidente have never looked better.”

Packed with a host of new gameplay features and new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series in a new direction with dynasties. Playing as El Presidente, players must first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. Players must then tackle the changing needs of their people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for their 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.

As well as a wealth of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, Tropico 5 will add cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players for the first time in the series’ history.

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