Developer Colossal Order has announced a delay to the post-launch content of its highly anticipated city-building game, Cities Skylines 2. The Expansion Pass, which was scheduled to release during the fourth quarter of 2023, will now be launched in the first quarter of 2024, along with the Mod Editor that has seen a previous delay. The Content Creator Packs and the DLC radio stations have also been postponed.
The decision to delay the content stems from the developer’s commitment to improving the overall performance of the game. Colossal Order CEO Mariina Hallikainen expressed her apologies for the delay, emphasizing the need to prioritize addressing performance issues before introducing new features. Once the PC version is up to the desired standard, the team will shift its focus to the console release and DLC content. The console version of Cities Skylines 2 is expected to launch in the first half of 2024.
Despite these setbacks, the developer remains determined to deliver the promised DLC content to players. Hallikainen reassured fans that the first Asset Pack, Beach Properties, is being worked on by the team’s artists and outsourcing partner. However, implementation will only occur after the necessary fixes and performance enhancements have been completed.
The delay in official mod support and the slowdown of patch releases have been additional challenges faced by Colossal Order. The team is working diligently to address these issues, as they recognize the importance of a strong modding community, which greatly contributed to the success of the original Cities Skylines game.
The release of Cities Skylines 2 has been marked by several obstacles. The game’s launch on Steam garnered a mixed user review rating, and the Xbox Series X and S and PlayStation 5 versions were delayed until spring 2024. The minimum and recommended PC specs were also raised to ensure a better player experience, but the performance fell short of expectations, leading to frustration amongst players.
Colossal Order is actively addressing these concerns and working to release patches and updates to improve performance and fix bugs. Despite the setbacks, Cities Skylines 2 has enjoyed initial success, with over 100,000 concurrent players on launch day.
Q: What is the reason for the delay in the DLC release for Cities Skylines 2?
A: The developer, Colossal Order, has decided to prioritize performance improvements and address existing issues before releasing any additional content.
Q: Will the promised DLC still be released?
A: Yes, Colossal Order is committed to delivering the DLC content as originally promised. However, the release dates have been postponed.
Q: When can we expect the console version of Cities Skylines 2 to be released?
A:The console version is scheduled for release in the first half of 2024.