Cities Skylines 2 has been delayed to 2024 - but not for PC players

Cities Skylines 2 has been delayed to 2024 - but not for PC players
Microsoft | Sony | Paradox Interactive

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Joseph Kime

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28th Sep 2023 14:00

Cities Skylines might not be streamlined as a series for console play, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't garnered a massive playerbase there.

The city builder is an iconic one, and with a brand-new sequel on the way, players on PC and console alike are getting excited about the possibilities of their new empires. Sadly, it looks like those on console are going to have to wait longer to try the game. A lot longer.

Cities Skylines II on Xbox and PS5 is delayed

A new statement from developer Paradox Interactive has revealed that Cities Skylines is undergoing a shift in development, and as a result the game won't make its deadlines for release date - but only for console players.

The statement reads as follows: "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."

The team promises, "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."

When is Cities Skylines coming out for PC?

The team has clarified that the game will still be launching on October 24 for PC players, but if you want to play it any other way, you're stuck waiting until the Spring of next year. It's a big pushback, which clearly indicates that there's a lot of work to be done on the port.

It's a pretty massive change for the game, and frustrating for players who had hoped to get their hands on the game on PS5 and on Game Pass on Xbox - but if the game needs more work in the port department, then it's just something we're going to have to deal with.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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