Colossal Order shared its first Feature Highlight dev diary video earlier today (June 19th), offering a look at road construction in Cities: Skylines 2.
For anyone that’s played the original 2015 game, you’ll know that while road construction allowed for creativity, there was no way to construct detailed and workable roundabouts and highways without the use of mods, and they weren’t available on consoles.
Colossal Order is hoping to rectify that with Cities: Skylines 2, as the studio’s first Feature Highlight video offers a look at some of the same and new tools available to use in the city management game, including roundabouts.
As shown in the video, you can easily plop down simple and multi-lane roundabouts using the new roundabout tool, allowing you to place them at interchanges throughout your city.
With the exception of highways, all roads in Cities: Skylines 2 automatically carry water, electricity, and sewage pipes, and the game comes with several tool modes to help you lay down roads as you need.
Returning from the 2015 title are Straight, Simple Curve, and Complex Curve tools, as well as the new Continuous Curve and Grid tools, the latter of which allows you to quickly place a grid of roads down in a few clicks.
Like the original game, you can also upgrade and bulldoze roads easily, while also adjusting its elevation. The sequel also introduces a Parallel Mode, so you can lay two identical roads of the same type down, and it comes with numerous Snapping options, although the video did not delve into them.
Intersections have been revamped from the original game, offering you more freedom as well as the ability to place pre-made intersections down freely on new and existing roads.
Finally, the sequel allows you to dictate the direction and flow of traffic by placing traffic lights and signs, construct bridges, add sound barriers to roads, and construct parking lots, which has been unveiled as another brand-new feature in the game.
The brand-new gameplay is part of Colossal Order’s weekly Feature Highlight dev diary, with new videos launched every week to offer a deeper look at the the title’s gameplay.
Cities: Skylines 2 will launch on PC and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles on October 24th, 2023.