Many of us at Marooner’s Rock love a good city building game, and Paradox has built their Cities series from its start as a (very good) public transit simulator to a full-fledged city sim that has stolen the crown from the gran-daddy of city builders. However, console owners haven’t been able to get in on the fun. Until this spring!
Optimized for play on a controller by Tantalus Media, will bring the game to new audiences worldwide when it launches in Spring 2017, allowing players to build and manage everything from small towns to sprawling metropolitan cities. Along with the core Cities: Skylines game, the Xbox One Edition and Windows 10 Edition will also include Cities: Skylines – After Dark, the game’s first expansion, which adds tourism and nightlife options to the robust feature list.
Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition and Cities: Skylines – Windows 10 Edition will feature:
- Build the city of your dreams: Plan road networks, bus lines and parks. Bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy. Bring education, healthcare and safety to your citizens. Build it your way!
- Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Playing as the mayor of your city, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, firefighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s economy. Citizens within your city react fluidly, keeping you on your toes with ever-evolving demands.
- Extensive local traffic simulation: Managing traffic and the needs of your citizens to work and play will require the use of several interactive transport systems – use careful road planning alongside buses, trains, subways, and much more.
- Districts and policies: Be more than just another city hall official! Create a car-free downtown area, assign free public transport to your waterfront, or ban pets in suburbia.
Welcome to the party, Xbox One owners!