Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order celebrate the one year anniversary of their city-building game with a video tribute and a free update on March 22nd.
“Our team is floored by the response players have had to Cities: Skylines and by the level of success the game has achieved in such a short time,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “We knew that trying to create a city-building game with such a small team was an ambitious project, but we’d been working towards that goal ever since the first Cities in Motion title, and we knew, if given the chance, that we could make it happen. A year ago, we achieved that goal, and the results have been nothing short of incredible. We’ve got so much more in store for all two million of our players, and I want to thank each and every one of them.”
“The remarkable thing about our fans for Cities: Skylines isn’t just their number, but how active they are in keeping the game growing and changing,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Giving the modding community the keys to our cities has resulted in so much passion and creativity. As of this month there are over 76,000 pieces of mod content on Steam Workshop for Cities: Skylines, from custom buildings to new road designs and beyond. Together with Colossal Order we intend to keep supporting this game and our players with more updates and content of our own for a long time.”
Later this month, on March 22, Cities: Skylines will receive a free landscaping-themed content update which will add new features and options for ambitious player-mayors. Players should be formally informed that they can perform mild terraforming on their existing cities’ formations, to reform former landforms into malformed formats. Canals and quays will also be available for construction, so that Paradox can officially say they have handed over the quays to the city.