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Paradox Has Confirmed Cities: Skylines II is in the Works

Cities Skylines II

Cities: Skylines II is in the works and publisher Paradox Interactive has promised big things for this new built-from-the-ground-up entry.

It might seem like Cities: Skylines II has been a long time coming, since the original Cities: Skylines launched in 2015. But developer Colossal Order has been putting out new DLC since then, ensuring that the game has stayed fresh for the best part of eight years.

Paradox and Colossal haven’t revealed just how much of that DLC’s functionality will end up in this sequel. But they are promising bigger and better things, an evolution of the original game that takes things to the next level.

How does it look? So far, Paradox and Colossal haven’t revealed that. The trailer they presented at last night’s Paradox event was a non-gameplay trailer, pre-rendered as far as we can tell. So don’t count on Cities: Skylines II this half of the year.

We absolutely loved Cities: Skylines and the expansion packs have proved just as excellent. So we’re seriously looking forward to this sequel. The one thing we’d really like to see is the ability to follow an individual citizen, stopping just short of entering their home. How long does it take them to get to work? Do they go shopping? How much do they spend there?

Granted, that may be wishful thinking on our part but it could help highlight how we could improve our city and make mor.. er, better serve our citizens.

You can check out the trailer above and wishlist Cities: Skylines II on PC, via Steam. It may come to other platforms but, for now, that’s the only one that’s been confirmed. But it is set for a 2023 release, barring unexpected delays.

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.