Cities: Skylines 2 Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, System Requirements, and more

Everything you need to know about Cities Skylines 2

This is it! Cities: Skylines 2 is the sequel to the already existing Cities: Skylines game. Yes, the sequel for Cities: Skylines has been confirmed and we are all excited. Colossal Order – the developer for the game has finally shed some light on their new game.

Let’s be clear about it. Cities: Skylines is a fun city-building game that lets you test out theories and create fun stuff that you could only imagine. Now that there’s a sequel to the game, fans will be pleased to know that there are a lot of improvements to the game under the hood. From better graphics, game physics, and even a new gameplay style. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the new Cities Skylines 2.

Cities Skylines 2 Release Date

The sequel to Cities: Skylines finally has a release date. The developers have revealed that Cities: Skylines II will be released on the 24th of October 2023 You can check out the new trailer that showcases the release date as well as additional in-game footage for Cities: Skylines II.

Cities Skylines 2 Announcement Trailer

As of now, the developers have revealed a game announcement trailer. The trailer for the sequel of the game is quite interesting. There’s a very interesting voice-over that goes all through the trailer. The trailer starts as a seed growing and further progresses into a big tree. You get to see the highways, and bridges being completed as well as busy streets with people going about their everyday routines.

The trailer later shoes to show you a building being built as well as different weather conditions like rain to be present in the game. Then there are the seas and oceans where we see plenty of high-rise buildings along the coast. There are also plenty of ships indicating that we could be seeing the ports and boat docks as well. This time, we get to see how the city transforms through the different seasons. Check out the lovely announcement trailer on the official YouTube channel.

Cities Skylines 2 Gameplay

Not so fast! The developer shaven revealed any gameplay footage for the game. However, we can hope to see gameplay footage in a developer live stream in the coming months.  The best all of us can do is wait patiently for the gameplay as well as other interesting information and changes that Cities: Skylines 2 brings to the table.

Cities Skylines 2 System Requirements and Platforms

Since the game is available for preorder, it is best to know what the system requirements are for the game to run on a PC. The developers have provided this information which helps you determine whether Cities: Skyline II can run on your PC or not. Cities: Skyline 2 will be available for players to play on the Xbox Series X, and S. PlayStation owners will be able to play the game only on the PlayStation 5. Of course, the game is available on PC via Steam.

If you prefer monthly payments for games, you can get the game via Xbox Game Pass. With regards to the system requirements, the information is to be decided status as seen on the game’s Steam page.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 9700 K or AMD Ryzen 5 5600 X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Cities Skylines 2 What’s New

If you have played the first Cities: Skylines game, you might know how important the roads are in the game. You can easily build bridges, underground tunnels, and long highways. The roading building style and techniques will be the same as the previous Cities: Skylines games. However, there is a new road feature available in Cities: Skylines II. called Grid Moved, With the new Grid Mode, you can easily build around small city blocks from the corner of the road. You can also easily change the length of the Grid roads.

Additionally, a new Replace Tool will help you upgrade old laid-out roads and even be used to make your roads look even better by adding trees and sidewalks. The Parallel Mode in Cities: Skylines: IF you can automatically build two roads at a time. This helps you to quickly build a road network. You can easily choose to add curves to your roads with the Parallel Mode.

The developers have also revealed new Snapping Options to the game. This helps you to easily build a road layout of your choice no matter what type of terrain you’re on. You will also be able to determine the elevation angle, determine how steep the hill is and also adjust the starting point of such roads.

Road Customization

Cities: Skylines will now let you easily add new trams as well as bus lanes. This will help you to improve the flow of public transport and not get people stuck in long and queuing traffic jams. Roads can be built with keeping emergency services in mind by building special service lanes across the road networks. Additionally, the game now lets you easily add intersections and gives you the option to create roundabouts right away.

To make things even more realistic in the game, you can now add parking lots, and roadside parking as well as give the citizens multiple parking features. Potholes or issues with the road? The brand-new road maintenance depot has been added to the game. Your team will go on to check for any issues with the road and try to fix them as quickly as possible.

To provide better facilities to the public, you can now add large sidewalks, add sound barriers to bar sound from the highway, add traffic lights, stop signs, and crosswalks, to make it easy and simple for the cities to navigate and move around.

Cities Skylines 2 Game Editions

Fans of the game can choose to either pre-order the standard version of the game for the ultimate version of the game. The standard version of the game comes with the base game and a price tag of $49.99 meanwhile, the Ultimate Edition of the game will cost you $89.99. When you pre-order either version of the game, you get the following pre-order content

  • 9 Unique landmark Buildings
  • Tampere Map

Here is the list of things that you get when you pre-order or purchase the Ultimate Edition of Cities: Skylines II.

  • Bridges and Ports Expansion
  • San Francisco Set
  • Beach Properties Asset Pack
  • Urban Promenades Content Creator Pack
  • Modern Architecture Content Creator Pack
  • Deluxe Relax Radio Station
  • Soft Rock Radio Station
  • Cold Wave Channel Radio Station

These items will be made available as updates during the first year of the game.

Cities Skylines 2 In-Game Achievements

The in-game achievements have been made available and here is what they consist of

  • My First City
  • The Inspector
  • Happy To Be Of Service
  • Royal Flush
  • Key to The City
  • Six Figures
  • Go Anywhere
  • The Size Of Golf Balls!
  • Out For A Spin
  • Now They’re All Ash Trees
  • Zero Emissions
  • Up And Away
  • Making A Mark
  • Everything The Light Touches
  • Calling The Shots
  • Wide Variety
  • Executive Decisions
  • All Smiles
  • You Little Stalker
  • The Good Stuff
  • I Made This
  • Cartography
  • The Explorer
  • The Last Mile Marker
  • The Architect
  • Things Are Not Looking Up
  • Four Seasons
  • Spiderwebbing
  • This Is Not My Happy Place
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Top Of The Class
  • Snapshot!!
  • The Deep End
  • Groundskeeper
  • Colossal Gardener
  • Strength Through Diversity
  • Squasher-Downer
  • A Little bit of TLC
  • Welcome, One and All
  • One Of Everything


This concludes everything we know so far about the game. Cities: Skylines 2 is really happening and a lot of people are excited about this new game. In fact, everyone out there is waiting for more information to be revealed by the developer teams. This game is going to be one of the best city-building simulator games that have ever been released. In the meantime, go play and have fun with your cities in the older Cities: Skylines game.

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