Today, developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive announced that their hit city-builder/management game, Cities: Skylines, is finally making its way to PS4 on August 15th.
As you may know, Cities: Skylines hit PC, Mac, and Linux back in early 2015, where it notably sold over 1 million copies in just its first month. Then in April 2017, it hit Xbox One. As of March 2017, the game has sold an impressive 3.5 million copies, making it Paradox Interactive’s most successful title to date.
Alongside the core game, the PS4 edition will also include — just like the Xbox One version did/does — Cities: Skylines – After Dark, the game’s first expansion, which adds tourism, and nightlife options. As for the game’s other expansions, such as Mass Transit, Snowfall and Natural Disasters — there is no word on their inclusion.
The port is being optimized for play on a controller, and being handled by Tantalus Media, the same team that did the Xbox One port. The following overview of the PS4 version is included:
Cities: Skylines – PlayStation®4 Edition puts you in charge of a growing city – from the ground-breaking of its first streets to the ever-changing needs of thousands of citizens. Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub.
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. Designate parts of your city as a district in order to set policy at the local level, and give different parts of town their own personalities.
After Dark included: Watch your city become an entirely different place at night: a day-night cycle will have your citizens seeking out places to unwind after work. Add in new policies and zones to create popular hotspots and provide enough taxis and trains to get to and from the clubs!
Cities: Skylines will cost $39.99 USD on the PS4. Below, you can check out the new trailer which accompanied the announcement: