The newest expansion for Cities: Skylines is set to arrive a lot sooner than later. In fact, the release date for the expansion recently went live along with some new footage to showcase what the expansion pack will contain.
Gamespot did a quick rundown on the details of the newest Cities: Skylines expansion called the Mass Transit DLC. The new content will launch on May 18th for only $13.00. Yeah, as I mentioned, it's coming sooner than later, and it obviously makes sense given that it's all about efficient transit systems.
The transit system adds an all new grid to Cities: Skylines, allowing players to construct pathways and routes for the new waterways and ferries, giving citizens multiple opportunities and options in how they get around your city.
In addition to this, they also added in cable cars, trains, and subways. In the case of the subways, you can have them run throughout your city, setting up something complex and futuristic like in Batman Begins, or you can go with something more conservative and classic, having the trains run on the outskirts of town. You can even go with contemporary designs that travel across the water and into the heart of your city.
The cable cars can move passengers to and from locations that reach fairly high altitudes in Cities: Skylines. I'm not sure if you can use the cable cars for more than just mountainous regions, but it would be pretty cool if you could. They don't really show how much control you have over that specific aspect of the transit system, but you get a good look at a lot of the new features they've added in with the trailer below.
As you can see, there's also the option to have blimps flying around in your city! How crazy is it to give your city a real bit of life and personality with blimps flying everywhere?
Cities: Skylines is one of the few games that not only came out of the gate with a huge following, but it managed to retain its audience thanks to being a quality-made game. A lot of people hailed it as the game that the 2013 SimCity title should have been.
In fact, Paradox Interactive has enough faith in the game to have Tantalus Media port the game over to the Xbox One, where it will arrive on April 21st. The console version will also arrive with the game's After Dark DLC.
Depending on how well the new transit expansion sells and how well Cities: Skylines sells on the Xbox One may depend on whether or not console gamers will be able to get their hands on the Mass Transit DLC.