Dictator simulator 'Tropico 6' sneaks onto Xbox Game Preview, runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X

Tropico 6
Tropico 6 (Image credit: Kalypso Media)

What you need to know

  • Tropico 6 stealthily launched on Xbox Game Preview.
  • The game is a hilarious city-builder coupled with a dictator simulator.
  • It's Xbox One X Enhanced and readers at 4K resolution on the system.
  • You can purchase it for $50 through the Microsoft Store.

Updated July 16, 2019: Tropico 6 launches on Xbox One on September 27.

E3 2019 has already been filled with plenty of surprises — in the form of leaks — but today's announcement from Kalypso Media is truly a shocker. Tropico 6 is now available on Xbox Game Preview for $50. You have act fast because this discounted rate will only last for the next ten days. After that, the price will go up to $55.

Tropico 6 is a city-building experience but you take on the role of a hilarious dictator. Influencing elections and lying to your constituents is just part of the job! The Xbox Game Preview version features the full single-player experience, with further updates including multiplayer, and a random map generator. However, other enhancements to arrive at a later date, ahead of the game's full release this fall. It's also Xbox One X Enhanced and runs at 4K resolution on the system.

The console version of Tropico 6 adds a refined, accessible and fully-optimized control scheme for controllers. If you've played games like Tropico 5, Sudden Strike 4, Railway Empire, and Dungeons 3, you'll feel right at home.

In our review, we said, "It's truly one of the best city building games of all time, and it has an excellent amount of polish, depth, and satire that all help it feel like a unique experience. The cluttered interface is a downside, but it's hardly one that impacts the overall gameplay much."

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Asher Madan

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