Cities: Skylines 2 Continues Renovations and Delays More Content

Paradox and Colossal Order have revealed that the Cities: Skylines 2 economy rework patch is almost ready, but as a result, the game’s upcoming Creator Packs have been delayed.

In a new post on its official website, Paradox says that the economy patch is currently set for release somewhere between June 3rd and June 19th. The patch “will not address everything”, but internal and beta testing suggests the studios are “heading in the right direction”.

Sadly, it’s going to be a little longer before you can get your hands on Cities: Skylines 2‘s Creator Packs. That’s down to the extra feedback and adjustment the patch will need, as well as Sweden and Finland’s “summer lock” system, which gives employees the right to four consecutive vacation weeks in summer.

Cities: Skylines 2‘s economy rework is almost here.

Paradox also says it’s making progress with some of the technical issues that are preventing it from releasing the Cities: Skylines 2 asset editor, although that feature isn’t ready yet and might not be for a while.

As regards the game’s console release, which has been delayed more than once since its initial announcement, Paradox says internal testing has shown the studio is “not hitting the stability and performance targets” it wants to hit for Cities: Skylines 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

As a result, Paradox says it’s hoping to keep to the October release window for the console versions, but that they “might have to be delayed further” to allow for more technical tweaking.

A tram moving through the city in Cities: Skylines 2
Paradox is working on the Cities: Skylines 2 console versions, but it might be a while before they’re released.

Cities: Skylines 2 is the sequel to 2015’s hugely successful city-builder Cities: Skylines.

Released in October last year, Cities: Skylines 2 suffered from technical issues on release, leading Paradox and Colossal Order to promise that no paid DLC would be released for the game until those issues were fixed.

Unfortunately, players didn’t feel the studios had kept that promise when the “Beach Properties” DLC pack launched earlier this year, and the resulting outcry led Paradox to pull the pack from sale and incorporate its content into the base game instead.

Updates for Cities: Skylines 2 are still coming; back in April, the game received DLSS support and a ton of bug fixes, and the next patch is set to introduce a major rework for the game’s economic systems.

You can grab Cities: Skylines 2 right now on PC. It’s also available via PC Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.