Cities: Skylines 2 Trailer Promises “Most Realistic City Builder – Ever”

The addictive city-building simulator Cities: Skylines is getting a sequel. The long-awaited next-gen follow-up has been announced via a trailer on the game’s official YouTube channel. Unfortunately, the trailer does not show gameplay footage but alludes to exciting prospects.

The trailer’s narrator mentions the player will shape and change the future. The cities we create may be more than a series of tiny moving objects and arbitrary needs that must be filled with water, sewage, and electrical utilities. Perhaps Cities: Skylines II will allow us to create an actual living, breathing ecosystems. The video’s description says we should “get ready for a new epic scale in the most realistic city builder – ever.”

One thing I’ve come to expect from pie in the sky games announcements is never to expect the pie ever to land on my plate. So while I’m sure the team behind the game is trying to outdo the previous installment, I’ll hold onto my money until I see how well this thing runs and how much better it is than the original. I hope it delivers.

Cities: Skylines II will launch sometime this year on PS5, and XBOX Series X. XBOX Game Pass subscribers will find the game available for download, hopefully on day one.

If you can dream it, you can build it. The highly acclaimed hit Cities: Skylines is now revolutionizing the city-builder genre again. The sequel to one of the best-selling management games of its decade is coming in 2023. Get ready for a new epic scale in the most realistic city builder – ever.

The original City Skylines is available on most major platforms, including Nintendo’s Switch, XBOX, and PlayStation.

Why EA and Maxis haven’t produced a new SimCity in a decade is a mystery. The publisher has been milking The Sims franchise for years. Maybe there’s not enough DLC to squeeze when it comes to a city simulator? Oh, that’s right. So EA went the mobile app route with SimCity Build It.

Speaking of SimCity, remember when a gaming journalist made the incredibly stupid claim that the game could not be modded to operate offline? Larry Bundy, Jr. remembers:

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Mike Phalin
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