Cities: Skylines 2's Xbox Release Delayed Again, Dev Blames 'Unresolved Issues'

We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Cities: Skylines 2 on Xbox Game Pass ever since it was announced back in mid-2023, and although it's since joined PC Game Pass, the console version has yet to release.

Unfortunately, it's sounding like it'll miss 2024 entirely now, as the developer has confirmed that a planned October launch won't be happening due to "unresolved issues". Here's what the team had to say earlier today:

"Unfortunately, we have not yet met the stability and performance targets we set for the console release. Without a Release Candidate (RC), we are now unable to meet an October release window."

"While we are making slow but steady progress, there are still unresolved issues impacting the game in ways that harm the player experience we want to deliver. We expect to receive a new RC, which will undergo a thorough review in August. This evaluation will determine whether we can begin the submission process and provide a solid release date, or if further issues need to be addressed."

The team also acknowledged that the news will likely come as a disappointment, but they're committed to remaining transparent through the development process, even when the updates aren't always positive.

So, it's clear that a lot of work is still being done on the Xbox version, but for now, it sounds like Cities: Skylines 2 will remain a PC exclusive until at least the end of this year. As soon as we hear anything more, we'll of course let you know.

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