One of the most popular city-building video games is now available on one of today's leading gaming consoles.
According to a report from Gamespot, "Cities: Skylines," from video game publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order, is now available on Xbox One, two years after its successful release on PC. The game costs $40 USD, and it already comes with its night-based expansion titled "After Dark."
Gamespot noted, however, that the $40 port does not include the other DLCs, namely, "Natural Disasters," "Snowfall," and the soon-to-be-released "Mass Transit," although the latter was already announced by the publisher to have a May release on PC. Moreover, there was also no confirmation if the other DLCs will make an appearance on Xbox One.
The game's official description reads: "Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition puts you in charge of a growing city – from the ground-breaking of its first streets to the ever-changing needs of thousands of citizens. Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub."
The "After Dark" expansion adds a day–night cycle, which affects the cities' earning rates, traffic situations, among others, depending on the time of the day.
The Xbox version of "Cities: Skylines" will have the daunting task of making it big in the sales department, after its PC counterpart sold a million copies just a month after it was released back in 2015.
Gamespot also reported that the "SimCity"-inspired video game sold 250,000 copies the first 24 hours of its release, which doubled after one week. Furthermore, it also became Paradox's fastest selling game of all time, with some of its players creating 33,000 different mods via the Steam Workshop.
The game's success even drew praises from real-life mayor Brett Todd, who said: "there is no better way to take a peek at life as a mayor without filing your papers to run for office in the real world."