Today, publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order announced that the new expansion for their city-builder Cities: Skylines, titled Mass Transit, is set to launch on May 18th.
According to the pair, the new expansion brings several new system into play to help citizens traverse their towns in speed and style. For example, commuters can now get around on water, up high mountain peaks, and even through the sky thanks to the addition of ferries, monorails, cable cars, and blimps to the game.
The expansion also comes with new transit service buildings, mass transit hubs, new scenarios, new landmarks, and new road types. With all of this players now have more options than ever to add unique style and personality to their growing cities.
The expansion contains the following features:
- 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.
The expansion is set to release on PC, Mac and Linux, with no word of release on Xbox One. It will cost $12.99 USD.
A new trailer accompanied today’s announcement: you can check it out below.