No, Cities: Skylines 2’s performance issues aren’t because of the citizens’ teeth, developer confirms

Cities: Skylines 2 Performance Issues Not Caused by Citizen Teeth Rendering, Developer Clarifies

The developer of Cities: Skylines 2, Colossal Order, has addressed the current performance issues plaguing the PC version of the game, clarifying that it is not a result of the game attempting to render citizens’ teeth.

In a joint statement released by Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive ahead of the simulation game’s release on October 24, the team acknowledged that they “worked tirelessly to deliver the best experience possible” but fell short of their target benchmark. However, the developer has now confirmed that the performance issues are unrelated to dental details, putting that speculation to rest.

Colossal Order released a statement to the press today (October 27) to provide further explanation. They stated, “Citizen lifepath feature does not tie to citizen geometry and does not affect the performance figures of the characters. We know the characters require further work, as they are currently missing their LODs [level of details] which affect some parts of performance. We are working on bringing these to the game along with general LOD improvements across all game assets.

“Characters feature a lot of details that, while seemingly unnecessary now, will become relevant in the future of the project.”

Yesterday (October 26), Cities: Skylines 2 received its first performance patch on Steam. The patch included depth of field optimizations, crash fixes, smoothed-out stutters, and more. The team expressed their intention to provide these improvements as quickly as possible, though they acknowledged that it does not address all the issues they are aware of.

In TechRadar Gaming’s review of Cities: Skylines 2, Elie Gould awarded the game a perfect five stars. Gould praised the game’s ambitious nature, stating, “Cities: Skylines 2 has lofty ambitions. Several interlocking systems come together to convince you that this isn’t just a city-building game, but a way to build lively neighborhoods full of small stories and intertwining threads. There’s a lot to love here, and if you fall for it, you’ll be hooked for a long time.”

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