Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order today announced Cities: Skylines II, a revolutionary sequel to their popular city simulation game, was announced. Cities: Skylines II offers the most realistic city simulation ever created, in which players can build any city they wish and follow its growth, from a modest village to a bustling metropolis. From individual households to the city’s economy and transportation system, Cities: Skylines II offers an in-depth and immersive simulation that welcomes new and experienced players alike. Cities: Skylines II will launch later this year on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5.
Check out the announcement trailer here. As a modern version of the city simulation genre, Cities: Skylines II let players create and maintain cities that come to life like never before, including fully realized transportation and economic systems, a wealth of construction and customization options and advanced mod possibilities. Revealed at the Paradox Announcement Show 2023, Cities: Skylines II further the city simulation genre, allowing players to build the cities of their dreams with the most open-ended city simulation on the planet.
Developed by acclaimed developer Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines launched for PC in 2015. Over the past eight years, the game has expanded to numerous platforms with dozens of DLCs and more than 12 million copies sold. The accuracy and depth of the simulation have earned the respect of professional city planners, who use Cities: Skylines to solve real-world problems.
“Cities: Skylines reset the bar for city simulation games when it launched eight years ago, and we are incredibly proud of its impact. We built a thriving community around Cities and introduced many to city building for the first time,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “Now we have brought together the years of experience we have gained to take another step forward in the city-building genre, again for our community and new players.”
“The Cities brand has been an important part of Paradox’s catalog for more than a decade. Cities: Skylines has been a great success, with millions of copies sold, more than 5.5 million new players last year alone, and it lays the foundation for Cities: Skylines II,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “With unprecedented amounts of customization and player control, Cities: Skylines II will continue to push the boundaries of the city-building franchise.”