Xbox One owners in need of a new city-building simulation don’t have too long to wait. Paradox Interactive’s popular Cities: Skylines will see its console launch on 21st April.
Cities: Skylines originally released on PC back in March 2015 to critical acclaim – amassing a Metascore of 85 from 60 reviews. It claims to be a ‘modern take’ on the well-established city simulation genre, featuring a day and night cycle, real city traffic to manage, and city essentials such as education, emergency services and healthcare to carefully balance.
The Xbox One version includes the full game as well as the After Dark expansion, which gives you the ability to design nightlife amenities within your city. It’s also been redesigned for optimum play with a controller rather than a keyboard and mouse – which is often the biggest obstacle that stops simulation-type games making their way to console.
Cities: Skylines should make a welcome addition to the Xbox One’s lineup, with consoles in general having a lack of simulation games – at the moment, your city-building needs are limited more or less to Tropico 5. It will be releasing digitally and physically on 21st April.