- Cities: Skylines 2 is the sequel to 2015’s Cities: Skylines, a fairly popular city-building simulator.
- The game is available on a variety of different platforms, with the latest one being GeForce Now.
- GeForce Now is a cloud gaming service, with multiple subscribable tiers, including a free one.
Those who are either new to the platform or are already a subscriber should be delighted to know that Cities: Skylines 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015-released city-building sim Cities: Skylines, has made landfall on GeForce Now. The X (formerly Twitter) account of the cloud streaming service made a post in recent times, enticing users to hop on board and start playing.
Build 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 in the cloud. 🏗️
— 🌩️ NVIDIA GeForce NOW (@NVIDIAGFN) October 25, 2023
It bears noticing that you still have to own a copy of Cities: Skylines 2 to be able to stream it through the cloud on GeForce Now. The service works by linking to your respective Steam, Xbox, or Epic Games Store accounts. Given how the title in question is up for purchase on Steam and PC, a purchase on either of those platforms is required. Once done, the linking process is plain and simple.
Unfortunately, the simulator title hasn’t made that great of an impression upon its release. It’s a major upgrade over its predecessor all right, but performance issues are running all over it at the moment, as player reports come pouring in. For what it’s worth, the devs have created a performance troubleshooting guide on r/CitiesSkylines—a subreddit dedicated to the title. Best check that out to see if any of it helps.
Cities: Skylines 2 came out on October 24, 2023, for only PC, with Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions currently in development and planned for release sometime in 2024. At the moment, though, you can get city-builder on PC through PC Game Pass and Steam. eXputer gave the game a 3.5/5 in its in-depth review, citing its performance problems, and lacking content to be some big missteps.
In case you happen to be a new player, here are the best settings for Cities: Skylines 2, targeting FPS and performance. Oh, don’t forget these top 5 starting maps to get off on the right foot with the simulator.
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