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2015's Cities: Skylines successfully filled the void left by the disastrous release of 2013's SimCity reboot. Nearly every mistake made by SimCity was rectified by Cities, from the always-online requirement to the stifling size limitations and everything in between. Simply put, there was the new champion in the city-builder genre.
Publisher Paradox Interactive have just released a trailer announcing an Xbox One version of the acclaimed title. Developer Tantalus Media is helping out with the port, including taking on the daunting task of adapting the mouse-and-keyboard control scheme to the more limited inputs of a console controller. The Xbox One edition will include the After Dark add-on, but, strangely enough, will not include the Snowfall of Natural Disasters expansions.
The Xbox One version of Cities: Skylines is scheduled to release this Spring. For our review of the PC version of the game, head here.
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Our Take In Game Informer's review of the PC version, Brian Shea praised developer Colossal Order for delivering "the new gold standard of modern city-builders." Here's hoping that the move to console doesn't diminish any of the magic of creating and maintaining a sprawling city.
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I've been thinking about picking this up for my PC but I honestly haven't been gaming on my PC nearly as much as I use to. Its just not the setup I'm most comfortable in and I've been doing more laid back gaming than super intense competitive gaming. So if the control scheme for this port gets good reviews then I'll definitely try it out. Also I thought the Xbox One supports the use of a mouse and keyboard? Would actually be nice if this was supported under Microsoft's play anywhere so that it wouldn't matter which version I bought to guarantee a control configuration that works.
It's a great game, nice to see Xbox picking it up.
It's great to see more and more PC games come to the Xbox One.
That's sweet! I need me a City building SIM on console.
As if there wasn't enough good games coming out this spring!
I need to pick this game up! Not sure if my PC can handle it though. I'm a little skeptical about playing pc games like this on consoles.
I've never liked The Sims on consoles and even though I'm having a blast playing Stardew Valley on PS4, I can't help but think that it would be more fun using a mouse and keyboard.