Developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive have released a statement informing players that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S versions of their heavily-anticipated city-building sim Cities: Skylines II are being significantly delayed to Spring 2024.
The statement reads:
We are hard at work preparing the game for our release on October 24th. While doing so, we have realized that we need more time to reach the quality targets we have set for Console. As we want to provide the best experience for our players, we are updating the release window for Xbox and PS5 to Spring 2024.
The game is still expected to be released on October 24 for PC. Paradox Interactive has published an FAQ on their website regarding this delay, with most of the questions pertaining to existing pre-orders. All existing pre-orders will be refunded, and the console versions’ shop pages will be updated with new release dates following the refund. The FAQ also states that the publisher is still planning to ship physical copies of Cities: Skylines II day-and-date with the digital console release, but players will need to reach out to their chosen retailer if they wish to cancel their physical pre-orders.
This is not the first time in recent months that console versions of a game have needed to be delayed, as Baldur’s Gate 3 took around an extra month to arrive on PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series version of the title is still forthcoming.
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