At today’s Paradox Announcement Show, Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive revealed Cities: Skylines 2 just days before the original hit City Builder Cities: skylines turns 8. Saving the best for last, the trailer was met with thunderous applause. Here’s what we know so far.
Cities: Skylines 2 seeks to be more realistic, with more freedom to create a city of your dreams. It will be released sometime in 2023 on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass Day 1, meaning subscribers can access it at no additional cost.
While the announcement trailer doesn’t show any real gameplay footage, Colossal Order CEO Mariina Hallikainen states that there are additional tools in the sequel for fully realized economies, advanced modding tools and more. Featuring advanced construction capabilities with plenty of customization options, Colossal Order takes what they learned and developed in the first game and takes it to new heights.
As we strive to “revolutionize the city-building genre once again,” we can only expect great things from the next installment. With five million new players joining the Cities: Skylines gaming community in the last year alone, there is a large fan base eager for new content.
More information will follow in the coming months, but the list of achievements has already been posted online. Could this mean that the release date is closer than expected? Possibly. For those waiting to start building new cities, time will tell when City Builder will be officially released.
Stay tuned to this space for more news and updates Cities: Skylines 2.