A month in the past we realized Cities: Skylines 2 is within the works over at Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive, and that it will be launched someday later this yr. 

Since then we’ve not heard a lot else, leaving us to seek for clues in regards to the metropolis builder sequel’s options in achievement lists (which inform us it’s going to have rats, hailstorms, and 150 buildable map tiles) and scour the announcement trailer for easter eggs, equivalent to one which prompt Cities: Skylines 2 may be inbuilt Unreal Engine 5.

At the moment Colossal Order gave us just a few new titbits of details about Cities: Skylines 2 through Twitter—together with one which firmly shoots down that Unreal rumor. Cities: Skylines 2 shall be inbuilt Unity like the unique, not in Unreal 5, Colossal Order confirmed in a tweet.

The developer answered just a few different questions as properly, explaining that Steam Workshop mods and property for the unique Cities: Skylines, of which there are tons of of 1000’s, won’t be appropriate with Skylines 2: “Cities: Skylines II is a completely new game. Current workshop content material would seemingly have to be remade or tailored. We’ll have extra to share about modding Cities: Skylines II sooner or later.”

And at last, a burning query many gamers have in an age where singleplayer video games usually embody some form of multiplayer performance or co-op mode. In reply to the query, “Any scope so as to add multiplayer in Cities Skylines 2?” Colossal Order answered:

“Cities Skylines II is our most formidable venture to this point, increasing on each mechanic within the franchise. Including multiplayer help takes an unimaginable period of time and assets that might take away from constructing the core participant expertise we’re striving to create.”

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In order that’s a no, mainly. Principally. It is as near a no as you will get with out truly saying no, which naturally makes me marvel why they did not simply say no.

I can not solely blame Colossal Order for not being 100% concise in its reply, for the reason that query itself wasn’t solely easy, both. The asker did not say, “Will Cities: Skylines 2 have multiplayer?” They stated “Any scope so as to add multiplayer,” which leaves room for the kind of reply we received.

However I am guessing that almost-no means undoubtedly not, and that is in all probability factor. Lest we neglect how SimCity crashed and burned a decade in the past after EA and Maxis did spend the time and assets on multiplayer—coincidentally leaving  loads of room for the rise of Cities: Skylines two years later.

As for after we’ll be taught extra about Cities: Skylines 2, Colossal Order tweeted, “We’ll have far more to share in regards to the game sooner or later.” Whereas that sounds nebulous, Skylines 2 is due out someday in 2023 so there cannot actually be all that for much longer to attend.