The highly-acclaimed city building and management simulator Cities: Skylines will arrive on PlayStation 4 later in 2017.
Today’s announcement comes courtesy of the PlayStation Blog, but fails to provide a finalised release date, though other sources are reporting an August 15 launch for the title. With a “controller-friendly version” of the game promised, as well as the ‘After Dark’ expansion (which adds in additional buildings and expands the tourism and leisure city specialisation options), the PS4 release of Cities: Skylines seems to be a straight port of the Xbox One version the launch earlier this year.
As with that version of the game, the PS4 edition will lack the ‘Snowfall’, ‘Natural Disasters’, and ‘Mass Transit’ expansions that are also currently available on PC, with no plans yet announced to bring them to consoles as DLC.
In addition to bringing the game to PS4, publishers Paradox Interactive and Deep Silver recently made the Xbox One release of the game available at retail. To celebrate that launch, the publishers released a new trailer showing off the game running on console hardware:
Cities: Skylines originally released on PC in 2015, and received general acclaim for the scale and ambition of its offerings, especially when compared with 2013’s SimCity.
The re-release is just one of several new city management titles coming out soon, with Aven Colony and Surviving Mars both offering a sci-fi take on the well-worn genre, and Ancient Cities taking a prehistorical approach.