SimCity-like management game Cities: Skylines is turning three years old this weekend. Publisher Paradox Interactive is celebrating with some in-game goodies, as they all also reveal hitting the five million copies sold milestone.
Cities: Skylines players will be able to enjoy a new Rocket City building called Xchirp Launcher as well as a new radio station called Official Mars Radio. Starting this Friday, March 9, the radio station will play space-themed electronica.
While these goodies are meant to celebrate the three year and five million sold milestones, they’re really advertising Paradox’s upcoming game release, Surviving Mars, on March 15. Surviving Mars looks to take many of the winning concepts of Cities: Skylines into building habitable cities on the red planet.
Current owners of Cities: Skylines on Steam will get 10% off pre-orders for Surviving Mars.
Over the years Paradox and developer Colossal Order have released numerous paid and free DLC expansions and updates to Cities: Skylines. Over 1,000 new features have been added since launch, along with over 100,000 free mods via the Steam Workshop.
Next week will see the launch of the Content Creator Pack for the console versions of Cities: Skylines. This $9.99 DLC pack will include a number of new buildings and styles modeled by two talented members of the Cities community, Matt “Shroomblaze” Crux and Mauro “GCVos” Vos. The Content Creator Pack will be available March 13 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Cities: Skylines is available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s rated E for Everyone. Surviving Mars launches March 15.