A joint statement by developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive confirms that Cities Skylines 2 delayed on consoles to next year. The PC version is still set to release later next month.
Cities Skylines 2, the sequel to the original city simulation, was first announced in March 2023 and will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. It is also coming to Xbox Game Pass, which was a big plus for fans of the series. It was going to launch across all platforms, but it seems the developers are having problems with the console versions.
“Hello city building enthusiasts”, the post read on the official website. “We are sharing an update with you on the upcoming launch for Cities: Skylines II.
“We are hard at work getting the game ready for our release on October 24th. While doing so, we have come to realize that we need more time to reach the quality targets we have set.
“As we want to provide the best experience for our players, we are updating the release window for Xbox and PS5 to Spring 2024. The additional time allows us to focus on matching the quality and performance across all platforms.
“We’ll share more updates on the console release window soon. As work on optimization continues, we’re also updating the minimum and recommended PC specs. If you have remaining questions, please find our FAQ here.
“In the meantime, we are excited to welcome PC players to build their dream cities on October 24.”
Console gamers will have to wait until next year while PC players can enjoy the first launch next month.