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Cities Skylines 2 Will Have Performance Issues, Confirms Developer Paradox Interactive

Priyanshu Tiwari  |   Oct 18, 6:27 AM   |   6 min read

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  • Paradox Interactive, the publisher of Cities: Skylines 2 accepts that the PC version will have performance issues.

  • The developers introduces Paradox Mods, which will enable cross-platform mod accessibility.

  • Cities: Skylines 2 will be releasing on 24 October 2023 on PC via Steam and Microsoft Store, while the console version will be out by Spring 2024.


With a single week remaining for the launch of Cities: Skylines 2, the publisher, Paradox Interactive, has shared some insights on the development of the game. Previously, Paradox was set to announce the game on 24 October 2023 across all platforms. While Cities: Skylines 2 will be released on PC via Steam and Microsoft Store on 24 October, Paradox delayed the release window on consoles to Spring 2024. 


Paradox also mentions they were to increase the minimum and recommended system requirements to offer an optimized experience. After hearing about the update in system requirements, fans showed concerns about the game's performance. Responding to the issues, Paradox Interactive released another official information about the modding and performance for Cities: Skylines 2. 


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Paradox Responds To Concerns About Cities: Skylines 2 In Their Latest Announcement



While discussing the game's performance, Paradox shares that they haven't "achieved the benchmark" they targeted. Cities: Skylines 2 will be releasing on 24 October 2023 on PC, but the game is expected to face some performance issues as the developers are still working on optimizing the game. Paradox is looking forward to fixing the initial performance issues over time. Talking about the same, here is what the announcement reads:


In light of this, we still think for the long-term of the project, releasing now is the best way forward. We are proud of the unique gameplay and features in Cities: Skylines II, and we genuinely believe that it offers a great experience that you will enjoy.


The updated system requirements for Cities: Skylines 2 are:

  • Minimum Spec FHD machines:
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700K | AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2600X
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • GPU: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 970 (4 GB) | AMD equivalent
    • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit


  • Recommended Spec FHD machines:
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-12600K | AMD® Ryzen™ 7 5800X
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • GPU: Nvidia® GeForce™ RTX 3080 (10 GB) | AMD equivalent
    • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit | Windows® 11


Paradox Interactive also mentions that the developers are working on the in-game editor for modding, which is currently in beta. The announcement also says that the developers are introducing Paradox Mods as the "new mods platform for Cities: Skylines 2." With Paradox Mods' help, players can access the mods created across all the platforms. 


For console users, this means you will be able to access Asset Mods in the library. Yes, you read that right! We know it is a huge part of the Cities: Skylines experience, and we're beyond excited to introduce a solution that makes mods available to everyone.


Cities: Skyline 2 will launch on PC on 24 October 2023 via Steam and Microsoft stores, while the console users must wait until Spring 2024. Fans can pre-order the regular edition for $49.99, whereas the Ultimate Edition will cost $89.99. 

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