Paradox Interactive held a show, where three new titles were announced. One of them is Cities: Skylines 2, the second installment of the popular city-builder. Of course, the development of the title is once again the responsibility of Colossal Order. The game is scheduled to debut this year on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The title is also heading to Game Pass.
One may be puzzled by the lack of any gameplay footage in the published trailer. The release was announced for this year, suggesting that the title is at an advanced stage of work. So why hasn't it been decided to show some actual gameplay? Presumably the publisher wants to gradually build tension.
The game's product card is already available on Steam. At the moment we won't find on it the price or system requirements. However, information on language versions has been posted.
The announcement the show has an additional symbolic meaning - this Friday Cities: Skylines will turn 8 years old. The birthday became the perfect opportunity to announce the continuation.
In a way, we have already learned about the project in the middle of 2021. At that time, Colossal Order announced that it was working on a new title together with Paradox. However, no details were revealed at the time, arguing that the project was at a very early stage of development. As it turned out, we had to wait a year and a half for confirmation that it was a sequel to the hit strategy game, which has attracted more than 26 million players so far.