Cities Skylines 2 Roadmap Revealed, DLC Delayed: What You Need to Know
Cities: Skylines 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the popular city-building game, has just revealed its new roadmap, leaving fans excited and slightly disappointed. In a recent tweet, the developers confirmed that the much-anticipated Expansion Pass DLC will be delayed, with several new content releases now scheduled for 2024.
Beach Properties Asset Pack and More: What’s Coming and When
The Beach Properties asset pack, originally part of the Ultimate Edition, will launch in Q1 2024. Furthermore, the Bridges and Ports expansion and a pair of creator packs are expected to arrive in Q2 2024. If you don’t have the Ultimate Edition, you can purchase the Expansion Pass separately when the first new content releases in Q1.
To our Ultimate Edition Buyers,
In light of our commitment to improve the game performance & to prioritize the mods editor availability, there have been adjustments made to the Expansion Pass post-launch content timeline.
— Cities: Skylines (@CitiesSkylines) November 20, 2023
Delaying DLC: A Smart Move
Many fans see the decision to delay the Expansion Pass DLC as a smart move, considering the struggles that Cities: Skylines 2 has faced since its launch. Technical issues have plagued the game, a lack of content, and balance problems. As a result, the effort to resolve these issues is appreciated. It has also been noted that the original game evolved and expanded for several years, making it difficult for the sequel to live up to those standards.
Revised Roadmap: Looking Ahead
The announcement of the revised roadmap has shed light on the problematic launching approach of Cities: Skylines 2. However, with more time and content, the sequel is expected to recuperate within a year or two. The game has potential, with ambitious and inventive features showcased in a series of trailers leading up to the launch.
Community Update and Priorities
The latest Word of the Week community update has delved into more detail about current fixes and priorities. In addition to performance and mod support, the devs also focus on addressing Mail Service, Citizens’ ability to reserve housing, and exports. These efforts and the delay in DLC aim to improve the overall gameplay experience and address the community’s concerns.
In conclusion, while the delay of the DLC may disappoint some, the decision has been viewed as a step in the right direction for Cities: Skylines 2. With a focus on resolving technical issues and adding more content, the game is expected to grow and evolve in the coming months. Stay tuned for further updates and releases as the developers continue to listen to the community and enhance the gameplay experience.