Cities: Skylines Parklife Expansion Brings Parks and Recreation to PC

04/18/2018 - 15:01 | By: Jake G

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order has announced and detailed a brand new paid expansion set to come to the PC version of city-management sim Cities: Skylines. The new update is titled Parklife and is set to bring green spaces, new building types and a fresh country-tinged radio station.

The expansion aims to provide uses for all of the green spaces a player might have going unused. They can now fill them with outdoor attractions like zoos and amusement parks, starting May 24 when Parklife releases. Here's a full list of the upcoming content:

•    Parks and Recreation: Use the new park area tool to create park districts wherever there is empty land, and new city services like Park Maintenance, which boosts happiness and effectiveness and helps level up parks.

•    Brick by Brick: Customize your city with new buildings and assets, including a new sightseeing bus line, new service buildings, fresh attractions like amusement parks, nature reserves, city parks and zoos. There’s also a regal new monument, the Castle of Lord Chirpwick.


•    Freeway Free for All: For the first time in Cities: Skylines, you can place buildings next to paths in the park districts (not just next to roads). Props can be placed anywhere inside park areas.

•    Recesses Between Buildings: Transform those empty spaces between your buildings into vibrant parks and gardens.

•    It’s a Walk in the Park: Customize routes and set ticket prices for new walking and sightseeing tours, among other tourism enhancements.

•    Policies, Please: Take on three new city policies and eight new park policies to deal with recreational hazards like Fireworks and Animal Ethics.

As usual with Cities Skylines updates though, there will also be a free update to go along with Parklife. The free additions will include a new tourism panel, trees that reduce noise pollution, a camera mode upgrade, new tourist models, and new modding features, including submeshmodding and an improved camera system so users can control the camera with scripts.

You can check out our review of Cites: Skylines here.

Are you going to be making your city a little greener come May 24? Let us know in the comments.

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