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Fans of city builder games are looking forward to Cities: Skylines 2, the long awaited sequel to the genre’s undisputed king. Developed by Colossal Order and once again published by Paradox Interactive, it’s promised to be the “most realistic city builder ever” and will be released on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Its release date is October 24, 2023, as was recently announced at the Xbox Games Showcase.

In time for that event, an article was released by Xbox that stated the buildable map size in the game to be 175 km2. However, it turns out that this was actually a mistake caused by a typo – the buildable area is actually “just” 159 km2 in Cities: Skylines 2, as Colossal Order clarified on Twitter.

That’s still a lot bigger than the standard map size in the original Cities: Skylines, but doesn’t beat some of the mods enlarging the predecessor’s buildable space.

You can find the latest trailer for Cities: Skylines 2 announcing its release date as well as the start of pre-orders below:

Cities: Skylines came out at the perfect time in 2015 to capitalize on the disappointing launch of EA’s SimCity two years prior, which had left city builder fans craving for a better experience. It sold over 12 million copies by June 2022, was expanded with 13 official DLCs, and also featured mod support, which greatly enhanced the longevity of the title and people’s enjoyment with it.

Cities: Skylines 2 comes with new features and much better graphics, bringing a realistic art style to the series.