Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order have announced the next Cities: Skylines game, Cities: Skylines II. The game will launch sometime in 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam and Xbox Game Pass. An announcement trailer was also released. Cities: Skylines II will offer “a deep simulation and a living economy,” and will “challenge your decision-making skills and allow you to build the cities of your dreams.”
Colossal Order CEO Mariina Hallikainen commented on the game’s announcement in a press release, saying:
“Cities: Skylines reset the bar for city-building games when it launched eight years ago, and we are incredibly proud of its impact. We built a thriving community around Cities and introduced many to city building for the first time. Now, we’ve brought the years of experience we’ve gained to take a new step forward in the city builder genre, again, for our community and new players.”
Paradox Interactive CEO Frederik Wesker:
“The Cities brand has been an important part of Paradox’s catalog of games for over a decade. Cities: Skylines is a profound success, selling millions of copies, welcoming more than 5.5 million new players just last year, and setting the foundation for Cities: Skylines II. With unprecedented amounts of customization and player control, Cities: Skylines II will continue to push boundaries for the city-building franchise.”
The game’s details via the publisher:
If you can dream it, you can build it!
Create and manage your own city without restrictions. Offering a deep simulation and a living economy, Cities: Skylines II will challenge your decision-making skills and allow you to build the cities of your dreams. Get ready for a new epic scale in the most realistic city builder – ever.
Here your city will evolve and react to your decisions. A dynamic and ever-changing world that is both challenging and rewarding. Use your creativity and strategic planning skills to grow your city into a thriving metropolis that will attract businesses, residents, and tourists alike. From residential neighborhoods to bustling downtowns, the possibilities are endless. Navigate through the complexities of running a city and keep up with the needs and demands of your citizens.
See your city grow and transform over time. With stunning graphics that are as beautiful as they are detailed, Cities: Skylines II will bring your city to life.
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