Hugely popular city builder game Cities: Skylines will be making its way onto Xbox One this spring, Paradox Interactive have announced.
Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition will launch with the base game as well as the After Dark expansion pack which adds nightlife features, including a day and night cycle, to the game as well as tourism.
The game released on PC back in 2015 and was an instant success with gamers, and it currently has an 88% positive review rating on Steam. As the game is originally a PC game, Cities: Skylines has now been optimised for play with a controller by Tantalus Media, allowing console players to finally get to build their very own cities for the first time.
“Paradox is a company that’s proud to publish and support ‘niche’ games, and we’re happy to be able to bring those specialised experiences to console as well,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive.
“Cities: Skylines has built one of the biggest and most active communities we’ve seen among Paradox’s fans, and that’s saying a lot. We can’t wait to welcome Xbox One players into that group, and I’m eager to see the towns and cities they can build.”
Here are some of the features of Cities: Skylines Xbox One Edition:
- Build the city of your dreams: Plan road networks, bus lines and parks. Bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy. Bring education, healthcare and safety to your citizens. Build it your way!
- Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Playing as the mayor of your city, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, firefighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s economy. Citizens within your city react fluidly, keeping you on your toes with ever-evolving demands.
- Extensive local traffic simulation: Managing traffic and the needs of your citizens to work and play will require the use of several interactive transport systems – use careful road planning alongside buses, trains, subways, and much more.
- Districts and policies: Be more than just another city hall official! Create a car-free downtown area, assign free public transport to your waterfront, or ban pets in suburbia. Designate parts of your city as a district in order to set policy at the local level, and give different parts of town their own personalities.
- After Dark included: Watch your city become an entirely different place at night: a day-night cycle will have your citizens seeking out places to unwind after work. Add in new policies and zones to create popular hotspots and provide enough taxis and trains to get to and from the clubs!
Although the After Dark expansion is included, we don’t know yet if other DLCs that have been released for Cities: Skylines will be included or made available on Xbox One at a later date. So far, there are two other main expansions that been released on PC.
Snowfall was released just over a year ago and adds snow to the game as well as a new weather system. Natural Disasters released in November 2016 and adds disasters and catastrophes to the game.