It looks like the British summer is here for a few days, before we get back to our usual wet and windy misery next week, so make sure you enjoy it while you can. It also makes for the perfect time to announce the new Parklife expansion for Cities: Skylines on PC. It’s due for release on 24th May, bringing new ways to fill your cities with greenery, such as zoos and more tourist attractions.
There’s a new park area tool to create parks in more atypical spaces, so you’re no longer limited to squares and rectangles when trying to boost your populace’s happiness, and you’ll even be able to place buildings next to pathways, not just roads. As well as that, you’ll have new things like amusement parks, nature reserves, city parks and zoos to place that can be tied together with sightseeing bus lines, replete with custom park walking routes, ticket pricing and other tourism improvements. Of course, everyone will want to visit the Castle of Lord Chirpwick.
As always, the paid expansion comes with gameplay elements available for free. They get a new tourism panel and new tourist character models – I will be sorely disappointed if they don’t have bum bags – trees that reduce noise pollution, a new camera mode and new modding features such as submeshmodding and scripting cameras.
Source: press release