Cities: Skylines is coming to PlayStation 4 on August 15.
In 2015, Cities: Skylines stole the city-building crown from a downtrodden, out of luck SimCity (2013). Like the strategy barons they are, Cities: Skylines publisher, Paradox Interactive, saw a major hole in the genre, bragging that Cities: Skylines was everything you'd hoped SimCity could've been. For the most part, Paradox was correct.
As mayor, you've got enormous maps, grid-less city building, an ever-evolving and demanding populace, an extensive local traffic simulation (because, yes, a city is buildings and people, but only if you can get those people to the buildings), and district and policy settings. Plus, Cities: Skylines PS4 includes the After Dark expansion, turning your city into a different place at night.
Cities: Skylines, again, is coming to PS4 on August 15. It already made it to Xbox One a couple months ago on April 21. It's great seeing a city-builder of this caliber make it onto consoles, rare as they are.
Cities: Skylines – PlayStation®4 Edition puts you in charge of a growing city – from the ground-breaking of its first streets to the ever-changing needs of thousands of citizens. Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub.
Build the city of your dreams: 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. Bring education, healthcare and safety to your citizens. Build it your way!
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 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!