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Cities: Skylines is Getting a Free PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Upgrade

Cities: Skylines Remastered

Want to make your Cities: Skylines metropolis even prettier? A next-gen upgrade is arriving next week.

Even better, this Cities: Skylines upgrade is free, so you won’t have to pay a penny to give your cities a big boost… well, assuming they’re not terrible, that is. We have to admit that, as much as we get a kick out of this city builder, we’ve had some real disasters on our hands.

This upgrade turns Cities: Skylines into Cities: Skylines Remastered, which will also be available separately. Aside from a general performance increase, it’ll also add some other upgrades, such as extra buildable tiles.

According to publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order Ltd, those improvements are as follows:

  • 25 buildable tiles!
  • Quick selection tool
  • UX Improvements (such as precision placements, distance indicator and updated snapping options)
  • New environmental controls panel (adjust things like time of day, rain, fog, and environment colouring)
  • Map Editor

The PC version of Cities: Skylines has had a map editor for a while but it’s set to be new fixture on consoles. Colossal haven’t confirmed whether the map editor will also be coming to last-gen consoles, though we’d hope it will, eventually.

Cities: Skylines launched back in 2015 but instead of putting out a sequel, Colossal and Paradox have, perhaps wisely, delivered various pieces of DLC over the years. The upgrade will be available this February 15th and if you’ve yet to get into Cities: Skylines you can check out our review here.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.