You’ve built highways stretching for miles to bring people to and from your cityscape, but now it is time to look after the pedestrians and their footfall. Build pedestrian only areas as the Plazas and Promenades DLC for Cities: Skylines releases on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
This first premium DLC release since the Airports expansion sees your carbon footprint brought back under control. Walkable and car-free areas can be added to any area of your city, along with a few fancy extras:
- Pedestrian Streets: let your citizens walk freely on pedestrian-only streets! Place them in your city like any other road and create new green city centres free of most vehicles and pollution.
- Pedestrian Areas and New Policies: activate three area-specific policies for your city, including Slow Driving: all roads in the pedestrian area, except highways, get a speed limit of 20 km/hour. Sugar Ban: increases the average lifespan of citizens in the pedestrian area but decreases their happiness. Street Music: increases happiness and noise pollution in pedestrian commercial areas.
- District Specialization: we added 3 new district specializations: offices, high-density residential areas, and high-density commercial areas. Setting a specialization on a district affects all area squares in that district that will spawn buildings with a different visual appearance and a gameplay effect. Each specialization features 24 new modern wall-to-wall buildings!
- City Service Buildings: service buildings are important, but how about awesome-looking service buildings? Connect them to pedestrian areas by matching their visual style and provide services that contribute to good happiness values.
You can check out the launch trailer for Plazas and Promenades below:
As is also traditional for a major update, it isn’t the only thing coming to Cities: Skylines. There is a free update for all players that includes a Quit After Saving feature, various bugs and fixes and a whopping 18 new road tiles.
There are also two new creator packs, this time including Mid-Century Modern by Rev0 and Seaside Resorts by Gèze. These will bring American designs to Cities: Skylines. And these are complemented with two new radio stations: Paradise Radio and Shoreline Radio.
The Plazas and Promenades DLC for Cities: Skyline can be found on the Xbox Store now priced at £12.49. Here you can also find the content creator packs, priced at £4.99 each: Mid-Century Modern and Seaside Resorts. Next to them will be the new radio stations, coming in at £3.29 each: Paradise Radio and Shoreline Radio. If you want the whole kit and caboodle, the Plazas and Promenades Bundle is also available for £24.99.
As usual our review will be coming soon, we just need to walk all the way back to the car now. Let us know in the comments if you will be picking this one up.
Take the next step and beautify your City with the Plazas and Promenades bundle, with one Expansion, two Content Creator Packs, and two Radio Stations! “Plazas & Promenades” includes: “Plazas & Promenades” Expansion Say Goodbye to noise and pollution and Hello to pedestrian streets, carfree areas, and modern plazas. It’s time to level up your Cities with this environment-friendly expansion! “Mid-Century Modern” by modder REVO Rediscover the modernist movement of the 60s with this pack made by REV0. Mid-Century Modern offers 147 residential growable buildings and district style, hotels, restaurants, decorations: fences, furniture, and yard decor. “Seaside Resorts” by modder Gèze Create your own vintage beach resort with this 19th-century-inspired pack by Gèze. Seaside Resorts will add a stylish flair to your city: relive the nostalgic atmosphere from the old resort towns! Paradise Radio Let the synth sounds surround you on your journey towards endless adventure. This radio station will have you building to 80’s-inspired synth tracks that let your imagination flow freely. Shoreline Radio Play Shoreline Radio and portal yourself to a much slower natural pace. Peace out, transmute your ego into pure self-love and let your heartbeat to a new-age folkish indie vibe.