It’s not a simple palette swap…
The first expansion for the insanely successful PC city simulator, Cities: Skylines, will be launching on September 24, publisher Paradox announced today. It will be available for PCs running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux for $15.
The expansion will add even more depth to the game’s simulation- in general, cities will be less active at night, except for some nightlife specific activities and areas, so you can choose to schedule your construction and repairs accordingly; that said, crime rates will also go up at night, meaning you’ll need to increase police activity.
“Taking the cities from daytime to night is not as simple as one might think,” lead designer Karoliina Korppoo explained in a new post on the game’s official forum.
“While the change from day to night is visually stunning, there’s much more going on under the hood. Each and every building in the game received a new texture layer to have the windows light up nicely.
“In addition there are new lighted signs, neon signs and other lights to make the city look interesting during the night. The sun rises and sets, painting the sky with bright colors, you can see the moon and stars move across the night sky.”
It sounds like the kind of addition I would love- meaning I need to get this expansion as soon as it is available.