Upcoming Expansion for Cities: Skylines is All About Plazas and Promenades

A city for pedestrians.
A city for pedestrians. Paradox Interactive

The next expansion for Cities: Skylines is going to be all about Plazas and Promenades. This pedestrian-themed expansion can be purchased for $14.99, coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

In Plazas and Promenades, players get to build their dream on-foot experience along with being able to add different district options and city service buildings. Citizens are sure to love when the city has eliminated noise and air pollution and offers pedestrian streets, car-free areas, and modern plazas.

Key features of the upcoming Plazas and Promenades expansion include:

  • Pedestrian Streets
    • Be able to let the citizens walk freely on pedestrian-only streets.
    • Place them in the city like any other road and offer new green city centers free of most vehicles and pollution.
  • Pedestrian Zones and New Policies
    • Activate three zone-specific policies for the city:
      • Slow Driving: All roads in the pedestrian zone, except highways, get a speed limit of 20 miles/hour.
      • Sugar Ban: Increases the average lifespan of citizens in the pedestrian zone but decreases their happiness.
      • Street Music: Increases happiness and noise pollution in pedestrian commercial zones.
  • District Specialization
    • Three new district specializations have been added:
      • Offices
      • High-density residential areas
      • High-density commercial zones
    • Setting a specialization on a district affects all zoned squares in that district which spawn buildings with a different visual appearance and gameplay effect.
    • Each specialization features 24 new modern wall-to-wall buildings.
  • City Service Buildings
    • Service buildings are important but why not have awesome-looking service buildings?
    • Connect them to pedestrian zones by matching their visual style and provide services that contribute to good happiness values.

Other New Content

When the new expansion is released, players also get access to two content creator packs which are:

  • “Mid-Century Modern” by Rev0
    • Inspired by the American design movement of the same name.
    • Grants players sleek and stylish residential growable buildings.
  • “Seaside Resorts” by Gèze
    • Brings the spirit of the classic seaside resort towns, boulevards, and piers that flourished in 19th century America.

There are also two new radio stations arriving which are Paradise Radio and Shoreline Radio.

The Plazas and Promenades expansion, two Content Creator packs, and two Radio Stations are going to be available as part of the “Plazas and Promenades Bundle.”

Cities: Skylines is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.

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