Cities: Skylines Expansion Pack In The Works - Full Reveal At Gamescom 2015

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jul 1, 2015 5:30 PM
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If you hadn’t noticed by now, Colossal Order’s Cities: Skylines is something a bit a special. We’ve been building vast metropolises for months now, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the game with all sorts of crazy mods. If you’ve somehow managed to tired of the exhaustive variety of city-building tools, then we come bearing good news, however.

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have announced a Cities: Skyline expansion pack is in the works, with a full reveal coming at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, early August. Colossal Order’s head honcho Mariina Hallikainen confirmed the expansion during an interview. It will be joined by a number of smaller free and paid updates.

"We'll have a big expansion and release both free and paid updates, all of which we'll be revealing at Gamescom," said Hallikainen. The release pattern is similar to what we see with much of Paradox’s evergreen roster, including the likes of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron. Colossal Order will continue adding to Cities: Skylines "As long as we possibly and technically can while people enjoy playing the game," Hallikainen said. "The point where we have to move on to a sequel is when the technology is in such a state that it doesn't make any sense to continue working on Cities: Skylines."

In addition to the news of an expansion pack, Cities: Skylines has just received a pretty extensive new patch. In amongst all the usual bug fixes and tweaks, there’s also been a bunch more content added. More than 30 new buildings have made the cut to add a shade more variety to your urban sprawls, as well as the addition of tunnels for pedestrian paths. Vehicle tunnels were added some time ago, so this seems like a sensible addition.

The 1.1.1b patch is available now and will download automatically via your game client.

"Colossal Order’s stated goal is ‘to let you build the city of your dreams’, with the emphasis on everyone having unique needs and interests," said Stuart in his review. "Of course, their covert goal was to topple SimCity. In both cases, they’ve succeeded gloriously."

Are you still plugging away at Cities: Skylines? Where would you like to see Colossal Order go with the expansion packs?

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09:18 Jul-02-2015

I haven't finished GTA V, Witcher 2 and 3, Shadow of Mordor, Pillars of Eternity, and Watchdogs because of Cities: Skylines.

Game is so addictive.

21:28 Jul-01-2015

Did they fix the Road problem yet ?

18:32 Jul-01-2015

I need unlimited area and unlimited population! :D

17:41 Jul-01-2015

Great to hear! I really look forward to coming down there in August! :D


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