The Cities: Skylines game is getting its first official spinoff with Cities VR, a new city-building game developed by Fast Travel Games that's coming to the Meta Quest 2 in Spring 2022.
Cities: Skylines is well known for its add-on content. (After all, it is published by Paradox.) There's something for all sorts of city-builder fans whether you love mass transit systems, saving the environment by going green, or building your own university. Now, this lovely game from Colossal Order is getting its very first spinoff -- and it's in VR.
Cities VR Brings Cities: Skylines to Virtual Reality on the Meta Quest 2
Cities VR was announced earlier today as part of the UploadVR Showcase, a twice-yearly event that gives VR devs the opportunity to show off new games. As UploadVR reports, this game aims to be accessible to new players while also providing a fair amount of challenge for Cities: Skylines veterans.
Based on what we've seen in the trailer so far, you'll be able to use motion controllers to do all of the same stuff that you could with a mouse such as placing roads and bridges. The added fun, of course, is being able to look over your city from a VR perspective.
What isn't quite clear, however, is exactly how much content will be available in the game at launch. After all, Cities: Skylines has a boatload of add-on content; while the base game has plenty of appeal on its own, it may be difficult to attract veteran city-builder fans if this doesn't also include some of the expansion content.
When is the Cities VR Release Date?
The Cities VR release date will be sometime in Spring 2022 on the Meta Quest 2; neither a more specific release date nor a price has been announced.
You'll be able to play Cities VR on the Meta Quest 2 sometime early next year. For now, you can learn more about the game on its official website. If you prefer a more traditional city-building experience, you can buy Cities: Skylines for PC and consoles via its official website starting at $29.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of this new Cities: Skylines spinoff? Do you think city-building gameplay can work well in virtual reality? Let us know in the comments below!