Late last year, Cities: Skylines was dropped onto the Nintendo Switch eShop out of scenic nowhere just after it was announced by surprise during a Nintendo Direct. Considering the massive following the game garnered after being released earlier on all of the other platforms, it’s still perplexing why this was never given a formal announcement. Regardless, if you have yet to pick the game up, then perhaps this new listing might pique your interest.
The Aussie Classification Board has posted a rating for Cities: Skylines on Switch, which indicates the game will soon be hitting retail stores. While it’s unclear if this will be a worldwide release, at the very least this does show the game will be available in Australia, which makes it very likely the EU market will also get it.
Cities: Skylines is available in physical form on both PS4 and Xbox One, so it would be natural for a Switch version to follow suit. Though, it is strange that it took so long for this to come about. If you have yet to play the game, a word of caution. While it’s still rather impressive a game that’s known to be extremely taxing on hardware has made its way to the Switch, it’s still disappointing that it suffers from so many performance issues. These issues have no hope of being fixed either, as Tantalus (the studio behind the port) has already confirmed it won’t be issuing any performance or content updates for the Switch version of the game. So, while it’s great that fans will have another option for picking up Cities on Switch, it still doesn’t change the fact that this is objectively the worst version of the game out of the four versions. At the very least, it’s the only way to play the game portable in such a convenient manner, so there’s always that aspect of the situation to take into consideration.
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