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City-builder Cities: VR is coming to Quest 2 on April 28 | Games and Technology

City-builder Cities: VR is coming to Quest 2 on April 28 | Technology
City-builder Cities: VR is coming to Quest 2 on April 28 | Games and Technology

City-builder Cities: VR is coming to Quest 2 on April 28

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Cities: VR is a virtual reality version of the city-building simulation game Cities: Skylines, but it is not a direct port of the PC game.

The game will launch on April 28 for the Quest 2 headset, and those who preorder will get 10% off.

Cities: VR will be supported after launch with free content and updates.

Cities: VR, a virtual reality adaptation of the city-building simulation game Cities: Skylines, will launch for Quest 2 on April 28, publisher Fast Travel Games announced today.

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Like Cities: Skylines, Cities: VR will give players the task of building a city from scratch and then managing it as the mayor.  Several urban planning options are present in the VR version of the game, such as controlling economics, emergency services, education and entertainment.

The Quest 2 title will allow players to let its citizens go about their business from street level to the top of skyscrapers, featuring a bird's eye view with tools and UI built specifically for VR.  Fast Travel Games released a short gameplay walkthrough video showing off the game's features and controls.

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Despite the similarities, Cities: VR is not a direct port of Cities: Skyline and the 2015 PC game has some differences.  Quote: VR will focus on a small building area and will not include some features like terrain editing and natural disaster.  The studio said it plans to support the game with additional content and features after launch.

"When we got the chance to re-imagine Cities: Skylines for VR, we knew we had to jump at the chance," said Eric Odeldahl, Creative Director of Fast Travel Games.  “We draw a lot of inspiration from what the teams at Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive have built over the past seven years.  We think Cities: VR will be a great introduction to the franchise for new players, as well as a fascinating new interpretation for Cities: Skylines veterans.

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City: VR is now available to pre-order at the Quest Store with 10% off.  Fast Travel Games is responsible for some of the best Quest 2 games out there like Apex Construct and Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife, so we'll see how well this VR adaptation will rank up with the company's previous efforts.

Source: Thomas J. Meyer, Android Central, Direct News 99