I Cities: Skylines handler det om at man skal opbygge en by fra bunden, og prøve at få den til at blomstre op til en moderne storby. For at nå frem til målet, så kræver det blandt andet at man kan holde styr på byplanlægning, offentlige services og alt det andet der nu hører sig til, når man er Borgmester i en by.
Ifølge annonceringen, så vil Xbox One udgaven af spillet, indeholde følgende features:
- Build the city of your dreams: Plan road networks, bus lines and parks. Bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy. Bring education, healthcare and safety to your citizens. Build it your way!
- Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Playing as the mayor of your city, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, firefighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s economy. Citizens within your city react fluidly, keeping you on your toes with ever-evolving demands.
- Extensive local traffic simulation: Managing traffic and the needs of your citizens to work and play will require the use of several interactive transport systems – use careful road planning alongside buses, trains, subways, and much more.
- Districts and policies: Be more than just another city hall official! Create a car-free downtown area, assign free public transport to your waterfront, or ban pets in suburbia. Designate parts of your city as a district in order to set policy at the local level, and give different parts of town their own personalities.
- After Dark included: Watch your city become an entirely different place at night: a day-night cycle will have your citizens seeking out places to unwind after work. Add in new policies and zones to create popular hotspots and provide enough taxis and trains to get to and from the clubs!
Der er endnu ikke annonceret en udgivelsesdato for spillet, andet end at det udkommer til foråret 2017, hvilket må betyde at det er lige om hjørnet.
I videoen herunder, kan du se hvordan spillet kører på en Xbox One konsol.