Tropico 5 Packaging Bungle Delays Physical PC Release

Anyone looking to pick up Tropico 5 in the US right now will have to do it digitally.

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Those looking to buy a physical PC copy of Tropico 5 in the US are in for a bit of a wait, as issues with manufacturing the game's packaging have led to a last minute delay.

The physical release of Tropico 5 will now not reach North America until June 17, publisher Kalypso Media has confirmed. It was originally due to be released on May 23.

A digital release is still currently available on PC, via Steam and the Kalypso website. Mac and Xbox 360 versions are in the works for a release this summer, and the game will be coming to PS4 this autumn. Provided Kalypso doesn't run out of ink for the case sleeve, presumably.

"There is a lot to enjoy on the sandy beaches of Tropico 5. Whether you're playing alone or with up to three others online, the game strikes a good balance between style and substance that is easy to digest for all types of strategy fans," wrote Maxwell in GameSpot's Tropico 5 review.

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Discussion

9 comments
jigar7
jigar7

I love this franchise... but unfortunately, I had to pirate this game because I couldnt find a physical copy... now I know why! Oh well, will buy it once it releases.

Digital copies are a pain in the backside! Watch Dogs, Simcity, AC4... uCannotPlay should be HACKED! incompetent f**ks!

Ubi makes brilliant games... but uPlay is the WORST thing they could have come up with! Any they are ignorant about the constant issues that arise when a new game is released on uPlay... First it was AC4 with horrible throttled downloads (90%-95% throttling) and now it's watch dogs. I actually felt great when I advised my friends to just pirate the damn game! Cut your losses Ubi... shove uPlay up your a**e!!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Still a better launch than Sim City

DrKill09
DrKill09

It's 2014 and you can't press a disc or print box art properly?

raydera
raydera

Fix the multiplayer FFS!!!

MigGui
MigGui

@DrKill09 it's 2014 and you still need a disc to play a game?

Suaron_x
Suaron_x

@MigGui  I'd rather have a physical disk of a game, as would most people with any intelligence.  Physical disk copies provide a resell value, digital copies do not.  Digital copies are often the same cost as physical copies in the marketplace.  Digital copies tend not to decrease in cost as quickly or substantially over time as do the physical counterparts.  So until digital copies are substantially lower in price (to reflect the cost savings of digital media), it makes no sense to buy digitally.  FYI, roughly 45% of the cost of a video game is related to the production and retail of a physical copy.  Therefore, a $60 physical disk should be a $35 digital game.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@Suaron_x  Except if the digital places are allowed to sell it at that price, the retail stores will revolt and not sell the game at all.  Once the store shelves clear (which doesn't take long, given how small those shelves have become), the digital prices DO drop.