Cities: Skylines 2 Console Versions Pushed Back To Spring 2024

Paradox and Colossal Order have delayed the console versions of Cities: Skylines 2, and it's a pretty significant delay.

Published: September 28, 2023 9:07 AM /


A cityscape at nighttime in Cities: Skylines 2 (the Steam version of the game was used for this screenshot)

Colossal Order and Paradox have announced a Cities: Skylines 2 console delay, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game now due next year.

In a post on X, Paradox says its team needs "more time to reach the quality targets" it's set itself for the console versions of the game.

As such, Cities: Skylines 2 will now launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S sometime in spring 2024. No specific release date has been given.

In a followup FAQ regarding the delay, Paradox clarifies that console pre-orders will be automatically refunded, and that you don't need to do anything to trigger a refund for the game.

It's also worth noting that the PC version of the game remains unaffected, and that when the Xbox Series X|S version does launch, Cities: Skylines 2 will still come to Game Pass on day one.

A player building a road across their city in Cities: Skylines 2 (the Steam version was used for this screenshot)
It's going to be a little while longer until you can play Cities: Skylines 2 on consoles.

The console delay FAQ also features newly updated PC specs for Cities: Skylines 2, so you might need a slightly beefier rig than previously thought to comfortably run the game.

Here's a quick rundown of the new Cities: Skylines 2 PC specs.

Cities: Skylines 2 minimum PC specs (full HD)

  • Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • 8GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or AMD equivalent
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Cities: Skylines 2 recommended PC specs (full HD)

  • Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • 16GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 10GB or AMD equivalent
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit

If you've missed out on Cities: Skylines 2, it's the followup to popular city-builder Cities: Skylines.

New and expanded features include revamped city progression, improved climate systems, and a huge increase in play area size, plus lots more.

Cities: Skylines 2's PC release date of October 24th remains unchanged. It will arrive on Steam and the Microsoft Store then, and it'll still hit PC Game Pass on day one as well.

Stay tuned for more info about a potential Cities: Skylines 2 console release date in future.

In the meantime, be sure to read our very own Giuseppe's preview of the game, in which he praises Paradox and Colossal Order's efforts to address many of the first game's "massive, glaring issues".

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