Developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive have postponed the console release of Cities: Skylines II. Originally scheduled to release on October 24 alongside the PC version, the team has postponed the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game until spring next year. The PC version will be released next month.
As for why, Colossal Order says in an update posted on Twitter that the team needs more time to achieve the quality goals it has set for the console release.
“Mayor, we are working hard to prepare the game for release,” the update reads. “We recognized that we needed more time to achieve the quality goals for the console. We want to provide the best experience for our players and are updating the release window for Xbox and PS5 to Spring 2024.”
Mayor! We are working hard to prepare the game for release. We realized that we needed more time to achieve the quality goals we set for the console. We want to provide the best experience for our players and are updating the Xbox and PS5 release window to Spring 2024. pic.twitter.com/eljCTi0deF
— Cities: Skylines (@CitiesSkylines) September 28, 2023
In a separate emailed statement, Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive said: “The additional time allows us to focus on aligning quality and performance across platforms.” It also said that the minimum and recommended PC specifications will be updated as optimization work continues, and that more updates will be released soon in the console’s release window.
Cities: Skylines II will be released on October 24th for PC. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will release sometime next spring.
In the meantime, check out the Cities: Skylines II reveal trailer here.
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