Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order announced Cities: Skylines — Remastered, designed for the next-gen consoles of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The Remastered edition is launching on February 15 ($39.99).

Players who previously own Cities: Skylines on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the Remastered edition for free on their respective console. Most of the dozen-plus DLC packs have been remastered as well, up until the Airports expansion. Remastered editions of more recent DLCs will release in the coming months.

Since its original release in 2015, Cities: Skylines has become the premiere city building sim that rose from the flop of SimCity (2013). Plan roads and zones, manage healthcare, education, and safety, and balance keeping your citizens happy with your coffers full.

The newly Remastered edition includes the following new features:

  • 25 buildable tiles – 16 additional tiles from Cities: Skylines on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, allowing for larger cities.
  • Quick selection tool.
  • UX Improvements, such as precision placements, distance indicator and updated snapping options.
  • New environmental controls panel allowing players to adjust time of day, rain, fog, and environment coloring.
  • Map editor.
  • Graphic performance increase.

Cities: Skylines — Remastered will also be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s rated E for Everyone.

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