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Can You Import Cities: Skylines Cities Into Cities: Skylines 2?

Cities: Skylines 2

Are you wondering whether you can import cities from Cities: Skylines and play them on Cities: Skylines 2? We’ve got the answer.

Cities: Skylines has been around for eight years, with DLC after DLC pack ensuring that the game stayed fresh. But now that Cities: Skylines 2 is out, can you import your Cities: Skylines city into the game? If that’s what you’re wondering, here’s what you need to know.

If you’ve been working on the same city for 8 years and were planning on importing it into this sequel, we’ve got bad news. There is no way of importing a city from the original Cities: Skylines into Cities: Skylines 2.

This isn’t some shocking oversight, with developer Colossal Order Ltd letting down long times fans. Cities: Skylines 2 is an entirely new game, built from scratch, with a whole bunch of new systems. Sure, with Mass Effect you could look at a character and see they made Decision X and Decision Y and bring those in, that’s doable. But processing every single piece of a Cities: Skylines city, somehow shoehorning it into this new game isn’t feasible.

We know that some players are looking at bringing the original Cities: Skylines land maps into the sequel and they may well succeed. But importing a whole functioning city is off the table. So on the subject of can you import Cities: Skylines cities into Cities: Skylines 2, the answer is no.

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.