The console version of Cities: Skylines 2 has been delayed.
However, a joint statement by developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive confirms that while the PC version is still set to release on October 24, the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions aren’t ready yet.
“Hello city building enthusiasts”, the statement reads. “Sharing an update with you on the upcoming launch for Cities: Skylines II.
“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.
“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. If you have remaining questions, please find our FAQ here.
“In the meantime, we are excited to welcome PC players to build their dream cities on October 24.”
Cities: Sylines 2 “will challenge your decision-making skills and allow you to build the cities of your dreams,” according to Paradox’s description of the game.
“Here your city will evolve and react to your decisions. A dynamic and ever-changing world that is both challenging and rewarding. Use your creativity and strategic planning skills to grow your city into a thriving metropolis that will attract businesses, residents, and tourists alike.
“From residential neighborhoods to bustling downtowns, the possibilities are endless. Navigate through the complexities of running a city and keep up with the needs and demands of your citizens.”