Cities Skylines is a popular city-building simulation game developed by the Finnish game developer Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. Since its initial release in March 2015, the game has gained a large following and has been praised by players and critics alike for its depth, attention to detail, and user-friendly interface. The game allows players to design and manage their own virtual cities, from basic infrastructure and zoning to complex economic systems and social policies. Now it seems that we will get a chance to the sequel of the first game.
Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines 2 and plans to launch later this year
Paradox Interactive has announced the upcoming release of Cities: Skylines 2, a highly anticipated sequel to the popular city-building simulation game. Developed by Colossal Order, the game will be available for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5 later this year.
According to Paradox Interactive, Cities: Skylines 2 will offer players a "revolutionary" experience, allowing them to build and grow their own cities from a small village to a bustling metropolis using a variety of tools and features. The game is expected to be a significant improvement on the acclaimed 2015 original.
Paradox Interactive has not provided specific details about how Cities: Skylines 2 will differ from the previous version, beyond the updated visual appearance. However, the game is expected to offer players a more open-ended city-building experience, allowing them to create and manage cities that are more realistic and dynamic than before.
It also described that Cities: Skylines 2 as the "most open-ended city-building sandbox on the planet," implying that the game will provide players with an unprecedented level of freedom to create and maintain their ideal city.
Colossal Order is said to be working on "fully-realised transport and economy systems" to make the game more immersive and realistic, as well as offering a range of construction and customization options.
Cities: Skylines is now revolutionizing the city-builder genre again, with the sequel to one of the best-selling management games of its decade is coming in 2023. Get ready for a new epic scale in the most realistic city builder - ever.🏗️— Cities: Skylines (@CitiesSkylines) March 6, 2023
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Additionally, the game will have "advanced modding capabilities" to ensure it remains engaging and fresh for players over time. While today's announcement was accompanied by a short trailer, more details are expected to be revealed ahead of the game's release on Xbox Series X/S, PC, Game Pass, and PS5.