Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order have announced that Cities: Skylines II has been delayed from its previously announced October 24 release date to Spring 2024 for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 as the developers “need more time to reach the quality targets.” The game will still launch on October 24 for PC via Steam.
The full announcement regarding the delay:
Hello City Building Enthusiasts!
We are sharing an update with you on the upcoming launch of Cities: Skylines II.
We are hard at work preparing the game for our release on October 24. While doing so, we have realized that we need more time to reach the quality targets we have set for Console. As we want to provide the best experience for our players, we are updating the release window for Xbox and PlayStation 5 to spring 2024.
The additional time allows us to focus on matching the quality and performance across all platforms.
We’ll share more updates on the console release window soon.
As work on optimization continues, we’re also updating the minimum and recommended PC specs.
If you have remaining questions, please find our FAQ here.
In the meantime, we are excited to welcome PC players to build their dream cities on October 24.
Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive
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.