If you love city-building games, then you’re likely a fan of Cities Skylines from Paradox Interactive. In a surprise announcement, the company announced a sequel to the beloved game, letting us know the Cities Skylines 2 release date, and it’s sooner than we expected.
So, we’ve compiled everything we know about the strategic management game. This includes the Cities Skylines 2 release date, as well as the trailer, and everything else we know about the game, like what platforms it’s going to be on and the PC system requirements.
Read on below to find out all the current information on the game. We’ll update this over time, so don’t hesitate to check back for all the latest information, as we’ll be covering news, trailers, platforms, gameplay, and more right up until the game comes out.
Cities Skylines 2 release date
Cities Skylines 2 will release sometime in 2023. We know this because when the city-building game was first announced, the end of the trailer (you can see it below) shows a date of 2023. The team behind the game, Paradox Interactive, haven’t said in what month of 2023 we will be able to play the game yet, but we imagine it will likely be around Q3 or Q4.
This is because of the limited gameplay we have seen of the sequel game and the fact that, if the industry trend continues, we will most likely see gameplay of the game with an extended trailer at Summer Game Fest or E3 over the summer. This will allow a lot of marketing hype for the game to build before a fall or winter release.
Cities Skylines 2 trailer
The Cities Skylines 2 announcement trailer can be found below. It was first released on March 6, 2023. It shows city-building with impressive graphics that trump those of the original game and includes the game’s release date at the end.
What we know about Cities Skylines 2
We might not have a firm release date for the game yet, but we know that Cities Skylines 2 will release on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It seems that the city-building game is too graphically intensive to release on older consoles. Still, with us now years into the new generation, we expect this to start happening more and more.
The PC system requirements for Cities Skylines 2 are still unknown.
The first Cities Skylines game was very well received, and many players considered it the Sim City game that EA should have made but didn’t. Cities Skylines 2 is published by Paradox Interactive and has the company’s trademark strategic depth, allowing you to demarcate residential zones from commercial and industrial ones.
You can also get lost in everything from traffic congestion to public services and sewage systems. Considering the graphical overhaul in Cities Skylines 2, players will be excited to know that we’ll likely see increased detail at the city-street level when zoomed right in.
Cities Skylines 2 gameplay
While we haven’t seen any gameplay of Cities Skylines 2 yet, YouTuber Biffa Plays Indie Games has played the game while it was in development. In the below trailer, he breaks down the release date trailer, telling us what was and wasn’t in the game when he played it. Biffa states that the game will have a new engine that handles multi-core CPUs better and provides enhanced graphics.
According to the video, there are lots of new features in the game that Biffa can’t talk about just yet too. That’s all we’ve seen or know about the Cities Skylines 2 gameplay right now, but we’ll be updating this section with all the latest in-depth coverage.
That’s everything we know but when you can get your hands on the latest city-building game from Paradox Interactive. If you’re a fan of strategy, then you can check out our guides on the Cities Skylines 2 game pass release, Factorio expansion release date or the best solar panel setups in Factorio. As soon as we know more, we’ll update this guide with more information, so be sure to check back regularly if you’re as excited as us.