The word postponement will probably meet us in the next days and weeks even fters. This time it has hit Cities: Skylines 2, because the city building simulation shifts into the coming year – at least for the console version that is the case.
While PC players will still be able to start planning their cities on October 24, 2023 as planned, owners of a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S will have to wait longer. For the two current Sony and Microsoft consoles, Cities: Skylines 2 will not be released until 2024.
Cities: Skylines 2 – More development time needed
Developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive have not yet announced a new release date. In the explanation, which was also shared on Twitter, it is only said that the console conversion is now planned for the spring of 2024. The reason for the rather short-term postponement? The team simply needs more time.
Mayors! We’re hard at work getting the game ready for release. We’ve come to realize that we need more time to reach the quality targets we’ve set for Console. We want to provide the best experience for our players, we’re updating the release window for Xbox & PS5 to Spring 2024. pic.twitter.com/eljCTi0deF
– Cities: Skylines (@CitiesSkylines) September 28, 2023
“We realized that we need more time to reach the quality goals we set for the console version. We want to provide the best experience for our players,” the studio said in the announcement on Twitter. For this reason, they are postponing this version of Cities: Skylines 2, while the release for PC is not in danger.
According to this, the successor to the city-building simulation released in 2015 will be released in about a month, both via Steam and in the Xbox Game Pass for PC. The release in Microsoft’s subscription service is thus still firmly scheduled and not tied to the console version.
At gamescom 2023, we were able to take a first look at Cities: Skylines 2 and were impressed by the new possibilities. However, a few performance issues were also apparent, despite having a powerful PC.