Cities: Skylines Coming to Xbox One This Spring
Today, developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive announced that city-builder/management game, Cities: Skylines, is set to finally make its way to the Xbox One sometime this spring.
As you may remember, the game’s Xbox One port was first announced during Gamescom 2015. Beyond the announcement, news about the port seemingly disappeared, leaving some fans wondering if it still was coming to the Microsoft console. But those fans no longer have to worry, as the 2015 hit PC game, which sold over a million copies in just its first month, is indeed coming.
Along with the core game, the Xbox One Edition and Windows 10 Edition will include Cities: Skylines – After Dark, the game’s first expansion, which adds tourism, and nightlife options. There is no mention of the game’s other DLC packs — Snowfall and Natural Disasters — being included.
The port has said to been optimized for play on a controller by Tantalus Media.
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive accompanied the news with the following statement:
“Paradox is a company that’s proud to publish and support ‘niche’ games, and we’re happy to be able to bring those specialized experiences to console as well. Cities: Skylines has built one of the biggest and most active communities we’ve seen among Paradox’s fans, and that’s saying a lot. We can’t wait to welcome Xbox One players into that group, and I’m eager to see the towns and cities they can build.”
The following rundown of the game’s core features is provided:
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.
There is still no word on whether or not the game is coming to PS4. But there is a new trailer — you can check it out below: