Cities: Skylines 2 has been revealed for current consoles, which will be released later this year

Developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive have announced Cities: Skylines II, the sequel to 2015’s Cities: Skylines.

Revealed as part of today’s Paradox 2023 Announcement Showcase, Cities: Skylines II leaves last-gen consoles and heads exclusively to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S and PC. A city-building sequel is scheduled to be released sometime in 2023.

Paradox said Cities: Skylines II will improve and expand on the robust city-building mechanics that fans know from the original, including fully realized transportation and economy systems, tons of building and customization options, and advanced modding capabilities.

Players will be able to build any type of city they want, from a small village to a bustling metropolis. Paradox claims that Cities: Skylines II will be the most realistic city simulation ever.

Cities: Skylines was originally released on PC and Mac in 2015, and the game eventually made its way to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and even Stadia. City Designer has also seen a number of DLC expansions, such as major updates Cities: Skylines After Dark, Cities: Skylines Snowfall, Natural Disaster DLC, and more. The original game recently got a remastered version for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.

In our Cities: Skylines review, we said, “More than anything else, Cities: Skylines is about the simple fun of building. It’s a truly amazing and often beautiful simulation, with a surprising number of virtual people going about their business across a vast expanse of land.”

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with minor lines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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