Cities Skylines, a city management sim that stole the thunder from Sim City in recent years was announced for Xbox One back at E3 in 2015. Since then, we’ve heard nothing about it, and questioned whether or not the project had been silently canceled. It turns out, it’s still on the way. Phew!
Available for PC, Cities Skylines lets you build and manage your very own city, controlling zoning, road placement, taxation, public services, and public transportation of your available area. The game received an expansion called ‘Natural Disasters’, which we shouldn’t really have to delve into.
Players work to maintain the city’s budget, population, health, happiness, employment, pollution (land, water and noise), traffic flow, and other factors. City builders are a rare breed on consoles these days, with the closest available option being the Tropico series. Hopefully the console release isn’t much of a watered down version of the PC release.
Cities Skylines will be shown off at the Games Developers Conference (GDC) next month, which will be held on February 27th until March 3rd. Its publisher, Paradox will have other stuff to reveal at the event including a new expansion for the game, and more additional content for Stellaris.