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Cities: Skylines is getting another expansion with Plazas and Promenades

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Plazas and Promenades is the next expansion for the city-builder Cities: Skylines, giving you the option to build up some special pedestrian zones. Build up your dream on-foot experience with it, apparently. Goodbye noise and air pollution huh?

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Main DLC features:

  • Pedestrian Streets: let your citizens walk freely on pedestrian-only streets! Place them in your city like any other road and create new green city centers free of most vehicles and pollution.
  • Pedestrian Zones and New Policies: activate three zone-specific policies for your city including 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: we added 3 new district specializations: offices, high-density residential areas, and high-density commercial zones. Setting a specialization on a district affects all zoned squares in that district that will spawn buildings with a different visual appearance and a gameplay effect. Each specialization features 24 new modern wall-to-wall buildings!
  • City Service Buildings: service buildings are important, but how about awesome-looking service buildings? Connect them to pedestrian zones by matching their visual style and provide services that contribute to good happiness values.

There will also be two content creator packs and two radio stations released at the same time. No exact date has been shared yet as far as I can see but they did say at release the main DLC will cost 14.99 USD / 12.99 GBP / 14.99 EUR.

You can pick up Cities: Skylines from Humble Store and Steam.

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Kimyrielle Aug 22, 2022
Great to hear that they're still updating this game. I really hope they will one day give it a performance overhaul, though. The game gets really laggy when a city grows, even without a lot of user-made content installed.
The other thing I am still hoping for is American-style roads/signs. Our roads look fairly different from the European style used in the game, and it would be nice being able to build cities that actually resemble the ones I am used to. There have been mods doing that in the past, but the devs had a knack for breaking them time and again, so official support for that would be great.

Other than that, yes, support for pedestrian zones is great. I am going to buy that DLC, for sure.
based Aug 23, 2022
Oh, I'm actually hype for this!
UnixOutlaw Aug 23, 2022
I've been subscribing to all sorts of mods / assetts lately so I can make private vehicle traffic UN-friendly cities without much luck... This is very timely... Was starting to get sick of it - but this might re-awaken my interest (and force me to do midnight to dawn marathons : "I'll just plonk another metro station there, and THEN I WILL go to bed...")
soulsource Aug 23, 2022
I haven't played this for some time, ever since they introduced the "blue roads" bug. For me that was too immersion breaking to enjoy the game...

Does anyone know if this bug has been fixed meanwhile?
Philadelphus Aug 23, 2022
Ok, I like that concept for the trailer, that's a new one, and pretty funny. I haven't played for over a year now what with life being busy and not having time to really commit to long-form games, but I did like the previous airports DLC even if I never got around to buying it, so maybe when this releases it'll be time to pick up both and jump back in.
Perkeleen_Vittupää Aug 24, 2022
Colossal Order just keeps delivering. This game has always been on the 3 major platforms too on Steam.
Philadelphus Aug 26, 2022
Quoting: soulsourceI haven't played this for some time, ever since they introduced the "blue roads" bug. For me that was too immersion breaking to enjoy the game...

Does anyone know if this bug has been fixed meanwhile?
I hadn't ever heard of that bug myself, and when I fired it up just now to check I didn't notice anything like that.
Klaas Aug 26, 2022
I've never seen the blue roads bug, but I've only played the game one free weekend some time ago until I finally bought it this year.
soulsource Aug 26, 2022
Good to hear, thanks! This probably means it's fixed. I'm going to install it again then.
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