Cities: Skylines II Announced for PC, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, & Game Pass

Published: March 6, 2023 12:36 PM /


Cities Skylines II

Today, during the Paradox Announcement Show, the publisher and developer Colossal Order finally announced Cities: Skylines II

The game is the sequel of the super-popular city-building game and it promises fully-realized transport and economy systems, a wealth of construction and customization options, and advanced modding capabilities.

It'll release for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 in 2023. It'll also come to Xbox Game Pass.  

A trailer was showcased during the event, and you can check it out below alongside an official description from Paradox.

"Create and manage your own city without restrictions. Offering a deep simulation and a living economy, Cities: Skylines II will challenge your decision-making skills and allow you to build the cities of your dreams. Get ready for a new epic scale in the most realistic city builder - ever.

Here your city will evolve and react to your decisions. A dynamic and ever-changing world that is both challenging and rewarding. Use your creativity and strategic planning skills to grow your city into a thriving metropolis that will attract businesses, residents, and tourists alike. From residential neighborhoods to bustling downtowns, the possibilities are endless. Navigate through the complexities of running a city and keep up with the needs and demands of your citizens.

See your city grow and transform over time. With stunning graphics that are as beautiful as they are detailed, Cities: Skylines II will bring your city to life."

If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, Cities: Skylines was originally released by Colossal Order for PC all the way back in 2015 and it quickly filled the gap left by the SimCity franchise, becoming one of the most popular city-building simulations on the market. 

The developer then released plenty of DLC and updates over the year, keeping the game up to date and adding new features as it's usual with the more popular titles published by Paradox. 

The game was also released on consoles for PS4 and Xbox One in 2017, followed by a Nintendo Switch version in 2018, and finally a "Remastered" version for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S last month. 

During the same event, we saw the announcement of The Lamplighters League and the Tower at the End of the World by Harebrained Schemes and the tease of a new The Sims-like game by Paradox Tectonics titled Life by You, on top of plenty of expansions and DLC for the publisher's popular strategy games. 

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Colossal Order
Paradox Interactive
Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Release Date
March 10,2015
Simulation, City Builder