Today, publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order announced a new expansion for their city-builder Cities: Skylines titled Mass Transit.
According to the pair, the expansion will bring new forms of transportation to the game, and allow mayor-players to offer in-game citizens new ways to get across town by land, sea, and air. There will also be new transit service buildings, mass transit hubs where lines can exchange passengers, new scenarios, new landmarks, and new road types.
The following list of features for the expansion is provided:
Sick Transit, Glorious Money: Add a wealth of new transit options to your city, and add wealth to your city’s income! Let your citizens get across town in ferries, blimps, cable cars, and monorails!
Orderly Hub, Bub: New mass transit hubs can bring all of your services together, letting citizens change rail lines in one building, or hop from the bus onto the ferry, or even find their way through a sprawling monorail-train-metro station.
Become a Roads Scholar: Explore a set of new challenge scenarios focused on solving traffic problems and adding new transit systems. New road types, bridges and canals adds variety to your city, and new ways to solve its challenges. Become an expert in traffic flow, and then use that knowledge to improve your city!
New Hats for Chirper: NEW. HATS. FOR CHIRPER. (and also new unique buildings, policies and achievements. But HATS!)
As normal, the new expansion will come accompanied by a free update to the base game upon release. The update adds mod-inspired features to traffic management, such as an extended public transport budget, emergency vehicle overtaking and more road features. The patch will also come with the hotly-requested ability to name roads.
Cities: Skylines – Mass Transit is slated to release sometime in 2017 for PC, Mac and Linux. At the moment, there is no word on the expansion coming to Xbox One, where the game is scheduled to ship in the spring.
Below, you can check out the expansion’s announcement trailer, as well as its first batch of screenshots: