Cities: Skylines launched for the PC back in March of 2015, but it’s never too late for a port. Developer Paradox Interactive has announced an Xbox One edition of the game, which is currently slated for a Spring release. An exact release date wasn’t given, but an announcement trailer was released that you can check out at the bottom of this post.
As for what’s included in the Xbox One version of the game, it comes with everything that the base game on PC has, along with the After Dark expansion. The After Dark expansion added in a day/night cycle to the game, as well as new transportation options, specializations and more. However, the PC also got Snowfall and Natural Disasters expansions, and there is currently no word regarding whether or not those will come to Xbox One.
You can get an in-depth breakdown of everything the game has to offer over at the official website, but if you’re looking for a quick overview then here’s this: “Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition puts you in charge of a growing city – from the ground-breaking of its first streets to the ever-changing needs of thousands of citizens. Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub.”
If you haven’t played Cities: Skylines due to not being a PC gamer, then grabbing it on Xbox One later this year is highly recommended by us. We loved the game when we reviewed it, saying that it’s “how city-building games ought to be. It’s fun, it’s pretty, it’s easily approachable, yet, difficult to master. It doesn’t have all the features that one might dream of in the perfect city-building simulator like a day-night cycle or swathes of data and statistics to comb through when optimizing your city, but it does absolute wonders with the features it does have. Add in all the modding content that can only make the game better and you have the new king on the block.”