Cities: Skylines Goes Eco-Friendly With Green Cities DLC

Cities: Skylines: Mass Transit.
Cities: Skylines: Mass Transit. (c) Paradox Interactive

For those of you craving that classic Simcity fix, Cities: Skylines has become the go-to game and since its release in 2015, Cities: Skylines has dethroned Sim City and dominated the City-building genre. But City: Skyline’s developers at Colossal Order haven’t been resting on their laurels and new DLC updates have been released in a near constant stream. Beyond that, the team released an Xbox One version of the game in April and a PS4 version earlier this month. As if all that wasn’t enough, Cities: Skylines just announced a new DLC for the game, titled Green Cities.

Green Cities will greatly expand and update your eco-friendly in game options. While renewable power resources such as wind power have been available in-game since launch, the DLC will add green options to nearly every aspect of the game.

The core content will be 350 new assets, which include:

  • Eco-friendly Buildings, that feature visible changes such as rooftop gardens and green spaces.

  • New Specialization Buildings

  • Organic Shops

  • New Alternative Service Buildings

  • New Unique Buildings

  • Electric Cars

  • New Parks

All of these will give an entirely new look to your cities, and greatly expand your means to fight pollution in your cities.

The DLC will also include 3 new Scenarios to play as well as 4 new Policy options. While details on both of these features has yet to be announced, it is safe to assume that they will be build in some way around fighting pollution. Players will also have access to a new Green Monument to help mark your city is sustainable. Finally, players also get new specialized options for all your city zones, presumably to restrict polluters from your zones.

Here’s is what Colossal Order has to say about it:

“Cities: Skylines - Green Cities is adding new ways for players to build earth-friendly towns. The expansion adds 350 new assets to the core game, adding a massive selection of new visual options, complete with eco-friendly buildings, organic shops, electric vehicles, and new services designed to make pollution a quaint notion of the past.

“Players can create more diversified cities, or go completely green as the urban population grows.New in-game services and buildings arrive alongside revisions to noise and environmental pollution, making the skies safer for Chirper at last.”

Cities: Skylines publisher Paradox Interactive is being vaguer than usual in their announcement, but I’ll be sure to update you once we have more details about the DLC. They also have yet to announce a release date. For now, we’ll just have to wallow in our smog waiting for the time when our cities can be pollution free.

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