- Cities: Skylines 2 has sold over a million copies according to publisher Paradox Interactive.
- In its financial report, the publisher said it was upset that the game didn’t meet fan expectations.
- The studio is committed to the game in the long term and is working to improve the title.
In its year-end report, Paradox Interactive revealed that Cities: Skylines 2 has now sold over 1 million copies worldwide after releasing on PC last October. While discussing the title in its live stream, the studio said that the devs were upset it didn’t hold up to fan expectations due to issues with performance and functionalities at the start which led to mixed reviews.
Furthermore, the financial report explained that Paradox Interactive is working hard on improving Cities: Skylines 2 and is committed to developing the title further and fixing its issues. The city-building game is a long-term project for the publisher and with its console release yet to come, it has a lot of uncovered potential.
Developed by Colossal Order like its predecessor, Cities: Skylines 2 was originally going to launch in 2020 on both consoles and PCs. However, Paradox Interactive wasn’t able to achieve this and the console ports got delayed to Spring 2024. As per the publisher, this was done to improve the gameplay of the console version but besides this delay, the minimum specs of the PC version were also increased, leading to an unsurprising negative reaction.
Even though over 100,000 concurrent players logged into Cities: Skylines 2 on Steam after launch, the user count reduced to less than half compared to the last game a few months later. The players were not happy with the unfinished product and this led to toxicity in the community with the game’s boss warning to pull back engagement.
Cities: Skylines 2 launched on October 24, 2023, on PC, and right now, it’s the only platform you can play the title on. Our review of the game rated it 3.5/5 with Asad Ahmed saying the sequel has “notable improvements over its predecessor, but it falls short in terms of content and stability.” If you are looking to buy the game our guide on how to remove air pollution will certainly help you along the way.
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