Fast Travel Games has today announced a VR version of Paradox Interactive’s Cities: Skylines. Aptly titled Cities VR, the port is exclusively for Oculus’ Quest 2 headset.
“Cities: Skylines is the ultimate modern city-builder, and it’s an honor to bring this franchise to VR,” said Erik Odeldahl, Creative Director at Fast Travel Games. “The city-building genre has huge potential in the VR market and we couldn’t wait to work on this IP. We’ve spent a ton of time, research, and energy to translate Cities: Skylines to VR in a way that is both approachable for new players and a new challenge for Cities veterans. We can’t wait to see what players build!”
Cities: VR is described as both a great entry-point to the franchise and a compelling new experience for Cities: Skylines veterans. This experience keeps the core gameplay elements of the franchise intact while offering a unique approach to the simulation through VR.
The announcement comes in tandem with the game’s first trailer:
Here’s an overview of the game’s key features:
Build and Manage Your Ideal City
- Get hands on with an immersive and comprehensive city-building simulation like no other. Control every aspect of urban planning – from the downtown center roadways to utility line placement in suburban districts – and build your ultimate city.
An Immersive & Scenic Simulator
- Experience your creations in the most immersive VR city building simulation to date. Raise the city of your dreams from the ground up through an unparalleled level of presence, immersion and hands-on gameplay. See your skyline rise from an expansive bird’s eye view, or become a part of your creation and watch your city come alive from the streets.
The Definitive City-Building VR Game
- Cities: VR takes the core gameplay experience of leading city-building simulation Cities: Skylines and brings it to life like never before.
Easy to Pick Up
- A detailed, easy-to-follow tutorial will take players through the basics of city building in VR. Precise and tactile feedback and a palette of tools at your fingertips makes for an easy-to-use control system.