Cities: Skylines 2’s console port has been delayed indefinitely

Cities: Skylines 2 Console Release Delayed Indefinitely

Cities: Skylines 2, the highly anticipated city builder sequel from Colossal Order, has hit another snag. The console release for Cities: Skylines 2 has been postponed indefinitely, as announced on the official Paradox Interactive forum for the game. Originally scheduled for a release on Xbox and PlayStation in October, the delay comes as a disappointment to eager fans.

According to a post on the forum by the Cities: Skylines account, “While we are making slow but steady progress, there are still unresolved issues impacting the game in ways that harm the player experience we want to deliver. We expect to receive a new release candidate, which will undergo a thorough review in August. This evaluation will determine whether we can begin the submission process and provide a solid release date, or if further issues need to be addressed.”

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Despite efforts from Paradox Interactive to address performance issues through downloadable content for the game, Cities: Skylines 2 continues to face challenges with stability that have persisted since its initial PC launch in October 2023. The cancellation of the Sims-rival Life by You shortly after its delay does little to instill confidence in Paradox’s ability to deliver a smooth release for Cities: Skylines 2.

Colossal Order has successfully met all targets set in the publicly available year-one roadmap for Cities: Skylines 2. Despite these achievements, ongoing technical issues and a lack of mod support have led players to stick with the original Cities: Skylines for the time being.