Paradox have released the next set of feature hightlights which showcase the new and improved aspects of the game, ranging from familiar features that have been expanded, to elements brand new to the franchise. Feature highlights 7 through 10 have been revealed so far covering: Maps & Themes, Climate & Seasons, Economy & Production and Game Progression.
Feature Highlight 7: Maps & Themes
One of the most exciting aspects of Cities Skylines 2 is the ability to choose from a variety of maps and themes for your city. The game offers a range of landscapes, from tropical islands to snowy mountains, and each map has its own unique challenges and opportunities. You can also customize the look and feel of your city with different themes, such as European or North American. Themes affect the appearance of buildings, roads, vehicles, and citizens, as well as the availability of certain services and policies.
Feature Highlight 8: Climate & Seasons
Another new feature that adds realism and diversity to Cities Skylines 2 is the dynamic climate and seasons system. The game simulates the changes in weather, temperature, daylight, and vegetation throughout the year, and these factors have an impact on your city’s performance and needs. For example, you will have to deal with snow removal in winter, water shortages in summer, and increased energy demand in cold or hot days. You will also have to adapt your city’s layout and infrastructure to different terrain types, such as hills, rivers, lakes, and coastlines.
Feature Highlight 9: Economy & Production
Cities Skylines 2 also introduces a more complex and realistic economy and production system that allows you to manage the supply chains and trade networks of your city. You can choose from various industries, such as agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing, and tourism, and each industry has its own production chain that requires raw materials, intermediate goods, and final products. You can also export or import goods from other cities or regions, depending on your city’s needs and resources. You will have to balance the demand and supply of goods and services, as well as the environmental and social impacts of your economic activities.
Feature Highlight 10: Game Progression
Finally, Cities Skylines 2 offers a more rewarding and challenging game progression system that guides you through the different stages of city development. The game features 20 milestones that unlock new buildings, policies, services, and tools as you grow your city’s population and reputation. You can also earn development points by completing various tasks and achievements that reflect your city’s achievements and challenges. You can use these points to unlock new features and options for your city in different development trees, such as governance, culture, technology, ecology, and security. You can also customize your city’s identity with signature buildings that showcase your city’s style and vision.