Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order announced Cities: Skylines – Remastered, an upgraded edition of the robust city-simulation game designed specifically for the advanced capabilities of PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X|S. Cities: Skylines – Remastered launches on February 15 for a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD. But the really exciting part of the announcement is that all players who own Cities: Skylines and its DLCs on either PlayStation4 or Xbox One will receive the Remastered edition for free on their respective consoles (as well as the Remastered DLCs up until the Airports expansion) with remastered editions of additional DLCs will be made available in the upcoming months.
Cities: Skylines – Remastered features a suite of upgrades optimized for current generation consoles, including additional buildable tiles to create larger cities and the ability to place structures freely. This remastered edition also improves graphical performance to reflect the bigger cities players can create on PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X|S.
The official list of Cities: Skylines – Remastered upgrades include:
- 25 buildable tiles – that’s 16 additional tiles from Cities: Skylines on Xbox One and PlayStation4!
- Quick selection tool
- UX Improvements, such as precision placements, distance indicator and updated snapping options
- New environmental controls panel allowing players to adjust time of day, rain, fog, and environment coloring
- Map editor
- An overall graphic performance increase
If you’re unfamiliar with Cities: Skylines, players build the city of your dreams. They plan road networks, bus lines and parks, bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy, and of course bring education, healthcare and safety to your citizens. It also has the following features as detailed by Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order:
- Multi-tiered and challenging simulation
Playing as the mayor of your city, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, firefighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s economy. Citizens within your city react fluidly, keeping you on your toes with ever-evolving demands.
- Extensive local traffic simulation
Managing traffic and the needs of your citizens to work and play will require the use of several interactive transport systems – use careful road planning alongside buses, trains, subways, and much more.
- Districts and policies
Be more than just another city hall official! Create a car-free downtown area, assign free public transport to your waterfront, or ban pets in suburbia. Designate parts of your city as a district in order to set policy at the local level, and give different parts of town their own personalities.
- After Dark expansion included
Watch your city become an entirely different place at night: a day-night cycle will have your citizens seeking out places to unwind after work. Add in new policies and zones to create popular hotspots and provide enough taxis and trains to get to and from the clubs!
In addition to playing on current generation consoles, players who purchase the Remastered edition can download the game on PlayStation4 or Xbox One.