Colossal Order has announced Cities: Skylines 2, announced more than eight years after the first version was released. The game will be quite large, with leaked achievements indicating 150 map tiles. The developer revealed more information about the project on Twitter in response to fan questions.
Cities: Skylines 2 has been in development for “a few years” and is still being developed in Unity, despite opposing theories. As to whether assets currently available in the current Workshop can be carried over, the developer said the successor “is an entirely new game. Existing Workshop content will probably have to be recreated or modified.” More information on modding is promised in the future.
Although the sequel expands “every mechanism in the franchise,” there will be no multiplayer, at least not in the near term, as the team focuses on single player. “Adding multiplayer support requires an incredible amount of time and resources that would detract from building the core gameplay experience we are trying to create.”
Plans may change later, but don’t hold your breath. On the plus side, it’s good news for fans of the base game.
Cities: Skylines 2 will be released this year for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.