Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order have released a significant patch for Cities Skylines 2. The patch releases alongside a 20-minute video showcasing the developers in a humanizing development retrospective called “The Journey to Launch.”

The video features interviews with Colossal Order’s producers and developers, and in-production development footage. It’s a treat for folks interested in game development, as well as the specific challenges to designing a complex simulation game.

It’s also designed to help humanize the beleaguered developer. Cities Skylines 2 released to mixed critic reviews and negative user reviews, mostly due to poor performance issues: “The release was rough. […] We ran out of time,” says CEO Mariina Hallikainen.

“Transparency is the most important thing, “says Madeline Jonsson, Community Manager. “We see you, and we’re working hard.”

On Steam, Cities Skylines 2 still sports a Mixed user rating, though recent reviews have trended toward Mostly Positive.

Since launch, Colossal Order have updated users and fans with detailed weekly blog posts.

The new patch fixes performance, gameplay, bugs, and graphics issues. It also adds two new maps: Sunshine Peninsula and Corral Riches. The full patch notes can be found on the official forums.

Cities Skylines 2 is currently available on PC (Steam). It was delayed earlier this year on consoles, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions coming in 2024. It’s rated E for Everyone.

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