Cities: Skylines is a very interesting game when you think about it. Why? Because technically, it’s just a modern version of Sim City. But, after the recent debacle that EA had with Sim City (see: Only Online Mode and frustratingly messing with the formula that made it great), gamers flooded to Cities: Skylines because it was everything they wanted from Sim City, and more, without the interference of EA. So much so that the game sold over a million copies in less than a month.
Now, Paradox Entertainment has announced that the first expansion for the game is coming this year, no official date has been attached yet. Titled, After Dark, the expansion will feature “new specialised areas, city services, transportation systems, graphical enhancements, and citizen behaviour.” All of which is tied to a new day-to-night cycle system that’ll come via the expansion.
Also though, there will be new areas that include nightclubs, restaurants, bowling alleys, fishing tours, marinas, and beach bars. Citizens can take taxis between these new areas, and cargo hubs and international airports expand tourism opportunities.
Oh, and there will be prisons in case some people get a bit too out of control. We’ll let you know when the official date for After Dark comes out.