Two years ago at E3, Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive announced that Cities Skylines would be making its way over onto the Xbox One at some point in the future. However, at the time of the announcement, it wasn’t long out on PC, and since then, we’ve had a very long wait, up until now.
Cities Skylines is still on course for an Xbox One release, as well as a Windows 10 release. Fans are wondering if Play Anywhere is on the cards, but I think we can all agree that the PC would handle the game a lot better as a separate title as such, so my guess is that they will be made very differently.
Cities Skylines can be best described as a city planner, city builder, and city runner. You have to allocate money to build up its features, its transport routes and its population growth. Of course, that’s all easier than it sounds. Careful planning is necessary, and you can’t always rely on mother nature to be her good natured self.
Cities Skylines on Xbox One will come with a reworked controller layout for control pads instead of PC, so hopefully the UI is less than confusing, but a good, detailed tutorial should surely help new players figure out what it is they’re doing.
The game has a release window of spring 2017, but it’s exciting to know it’s finally on its way. Let’s hope PlayStation 4 fans get their say later in the year.