Cities: Skylines II didn’t arrive in a terrific state final month, with efficiency points, bugs, and different points dampening followers’ pleasure. Round a month later, Colossal Order have issued a developer replace, promising to proceed engaged on the sport’s efficiency, bug fixes, and early modding instruments. That definitely sounds good, however it additionally means post-launch content material, and presumably the console variations, will arrive later than anticipated. Colossal Order have supplied this up to date roadmap.
Quite a lot of asset and creator packs will now arrive later, together with Seashore Properties in Q1 2024 and Trendy Structure and City Promenades in Q2 2024. Colossal Order continues to be promising Bridges & Ports enlargement will likely be arriving in Q2 2024, however I’ve a sense which will slip too. No phrase on when the console variations of Cities: Skylines II could arrive – final we heard it was slated for spring 2024 – however Colossal Order admits it isn’t the precedence proper now.
Listed here are a number of the issues Colossal Order are focusing their consideration on…
“Particularly, we’re engaged on the extent of element fashions for the property. This contains each including lacking LODs and bettering the prevailing ones to enhance the GPU efficiency. It’d take a couple of patch to deal with all of them, however we’ll roll out the primary fixes as quickly as doable. Following the asset and LOD fixes, we’ll work on enhancements to CPU efficiency. This implies specializing in the CPU stutters and simulation efficiency to enhance simulation pace and easy out the expertise whereas scaling up the dimensions of your cities.”
“We proceed to undergo your bug stories and have logged round 100 reproducible points which have been moved to the crew to look into. There are one other 100 stories that we’re nonetheless investigating that require extra info and a bunch of duplicates, a few of which add worthwhile info so we’ll undergo all of them. We’re additionally checking recommendations for enchancment or new options, however these requests are at the moment at a decrease precedence.”
“The modding Beta group is testing the map editor and we’ll enhance it primarily based on their suggestions earlier than releasing it. Particularly the location of water on the map is beneath evaluate because it’s at the moment too difficult. The UI may also obtain a bit extra love because it’s actually tough to seek out the out there property that may be positioned on the map. We’ll maintain you up to date on the progress of the Editor and code modding and their launch schedule, however the efficiency and bugs should be sorted out first.”
Cities: Skylines II may be performed on PC, and, as talked about, the Xbox Sequence X/S and PS5 variations are at the moment slated for spring 2024. Try Wccftech’s evaluate of the sport right here.