Colossal Order continue to show love and support for the truly fantastic Cities: Skylines by dropping a stonking great meteor on it. The developer has shared details on an update that’s scheduled to impact sometime this winter.
One of the best features about the Sim City series was that after proudly building up your metropolis some sort of disaster would inevitably befall it and it would seem others agree. Paradox Interactive who publish Cities: Skylines, have said that it’s been one of the most requested features since the game launched back in March 2015.
Paradox Interactive have revealed that the next update to Cities: Skylines will add natural disasters. The appropriately named Natural Disasters update features a catalog of catastrophes that will challenge players and will also include some new features alongside the calamities including planning with early warning systems and emergency routes, devastating and destructive disaster effects, and caring for the populace as they struggle to rebuild. The expansion will also update Cities: Skylines with a new scenario editor and gameplay mode, allowing players to win – or lose – the game on their own terms.
Detailing the update further Paradox Interactive said that the Natural Disasters update will include:
- Deep, Impactful Gameplay: Keep your city going through the devastation of several possible doomsday scenarios, from towering infernos to the day the sky exploded
- With Great Power Comes Great Response Abilities: Plan for, and respond to, disasters using early warning systems, countermeasures, and new disaster responses such as helicopters and evacuations – finally, a Paradox game where “Comet Sighted” actually means something
- Radio Saved the Video Game: Citizens can go Radio Ga-Ga with a new broadcast network, helping to rapidly spread evacuation warnings and emergency alerts – or simply relax to new in-game music stations
- An Objectively Good Feature: Scenario Mode allows players to design custom game objectives, including custom starting cities, win conditions, time limits, and more – and share scenarios to Steam Workshop
- Chirpocalypse Now: Heck yeah, new hats for Chirper
A statement from Paradox Interactive reads “Natural Disasters will add a series of city-destroying emergencies to Cities: Skylines, which can occur unexpectedly during the game – or be manually triggered by mayors seeking a challenge or some sort of gruesome, vindictive pleasure. Buildings and infrastructure will be destroyed, fire can spread across locations, and countless lives may be lost unless players implement the right emergency plans and responses and keep an ear on the new radio alert system. Fans of Cities: Skylines will have the chance to overcome everything from massive fires to meteor strikes, and allow their friends to do the same with a new Scenario Mode, where custom challenges can be designed and shared through Steam Workshop”.
Check out the announcement trailer below.