Last month, we reported that we would be seeing Paradox Interactive’s city building simulator, Cities: Skylines, at GDC 2017 in February. Today, the team behind Cities: Skylines tweeted out from the official Twitter account that the game is coming to Xbox One this spring. The tweet is embedded below.
— Cities Skylines (@Cities_PDX) February 16, 2017
We’ve heard for a bit that the game would be coming to consoles eventually, but having a timeframe for Skylines to come to Xbox One is great news for console players that want to build a dream metropolis from the comforts of their sofa. The game, which has been available for quite a while on PC via Steam, will launch on Xbox One with a bundled feature that Steam owners had to purchase separately: After Dark.
The After Dark expansion pack, which will be included in Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition, allows players to see their city come to life after sunset in a whole new way. Both visually, and with special area-zoning, players’ cities can have a nightlife all their own right out of the box. It’s worth noting that the game hasn’t been mentioned in regards to a Windows Store release for Windows 10, but the Jez Corden of Windows Central believes that release may be coming as well.
Corden writes that “Cities: Skylines will land sometime this Spring, and will also hit the Windows 10 Store.” He continues, noting that “[t]here’s no word whether it will support Xbox Play Anywhere” at the moment. At the end of the Xbox Edition reveal trailer, the Xbox logo appears, subtitled by “Xbox | Windows”, which may be where this belief stems from, though no mention was made in the official announcement itself. Should this change, we’ll be sure to update you, but until then stay tuned to Rectify Gaming to find out the release date and any other launch-detail information.
Source: Paradox Interactive