Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order simply made it official: a sequel to 2015 city metropolis builder Cities: Skylines is headed our approach.

And though we do not have a ton of particulars about Cities: Skylines 2 but, aside from a short assertion from the writer and the cinematic announcement trailer you may see above, we can’t have to attend all that for much longer to play it. A selected launch date hasn’t been introduced, however Cities: Skylines 2 is popping out in 2023. Hey, I do know that 12 months. That is this 12 months!

“Cities: Skylines 2 gives essentially the most practical metropolis simulation ever created, during which gamers can construct any sort of metropolis they will think about and observe its progress from a humble village to a bustling metropolis,” says Paradox Interactive. “From particular person households to the town’s financial system and transportation system, Cities: Skylines 2 gives a deep and immersive simulation that welcomes each new and veteran gamers.”

Describing its subsequent metropolis builder as “revolutionary” and “essentially the most open-ended city-building sandbox on the planet,” Paradox says “Cities: Skylines 2 lets gamers create and maintain cities that come to life like by no means earlier than, full with fully-realized transport and financial system methods, a wealth of development and customization choices, and superior modding capabilities.”

That is a number of imprecise press launch buzzwords, however it’s laborious to not be excited for the sequel, particularly because it’s coming so quickly. Following the disastrous launch of EA’s SimCity in 2013, Cities: Skylines shortly and efficiently crammed the city metropolis builder hole. After releasing in 2015 it bought over 12 million copies and dominated the town builder style. The group has saved busy, too, creating greater than 100,000 customized maps and buildings and tens of 1000’s of different mods for the builder.

There are already numerous fascinating metropolis builders coming in 2023, particularly within the medieval and survival genres, however a giant, model new city metropolis builder from Paradox and Colossal Order is trigger for pleasure. There is not any launch date or worth but, however within the meantime you may take a look at the official Cities: Skylines 2 web site.