Another Monday is here and Colossal Order has released a new feature highlight video, this time focusing on how water and electricity work in the game.
The almost four-minute video offers a look at two of the most important city services in Cities: Skylines 2 and reveals how the services must be managed to create a successful city.
For example, low-voltage underground cables are automatically installed when laying down roads in the game, and the cables plug into transformer stations, which are connected to high-voltage power lines, which are in turn connected to power plants.
The above forms the grid, which provides electricity to your city. But as the video notes, cables can only carry so much electricity, and when demand increases due to seasonal changes like hot and cold weather, bottlenecks can occur.
Power lines are in the game to help distribute electricity, and the video covers how you can store electricity, and sell and purchase it with neighbouring cities, and it offers a look at some of the renewable energy sources available.
When it comes to water, the game features the lakes, rivers, and oceans from the original game, but also includes groundwater, underground reservoirs that replenish over time but can be drained.
The video explains how groundwater can also be contaminated by pollution and make your citizens sick, and how it can be decontaminated, a process that takes a very long time.
Next week’s dev video should offer a closer look at maps and themes.
Cities: Skylines 2 launches on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series consoles on October 24th.
You can check out the brand-new feature highlight video below: