Cities: Skylines‘ next DLC pack will focus on one of the neglected aspects of many players’ towns – those dirty, unsightly, but nevertheless essential, industrial zones. The Cities: Skylines Industries expansion will let players build individual specialized factories, manage supply chains, and level-up industrial zones. As a bonus, the Industrial update also introduces your citizens to the wonders of junk mail with the new postal system! Check out a brief trailer, below.
- Make It Happen – Follow your products from harvesting to processing, storage and production, then transport them to commercial zones or export to other cities.
- Captain Your Own Industry – Place highly specialized industrial buildings to build and manage the production chain from raw material extraction up to final end product. Industry Areas are divided into four types based on the natural resource they are processing: Farming, Forest, Ore and Oil. These areas can level up upon reaching productions goals and staffing requirements.
- Build it up, Buttercup – New industrial buildings include Extractors, Warehouse Facilities, Processing and Auxiliary Buildings, Industrial Props and Roads. Unique Factories, such as Food, Toy, Furniture, Car and Electronics produce luxury products, and require a large quantity of workers, water and electricity as well as input from your industries.
- Ship It – Manage traffic and logistics with industry warehouses and the use of the new Cargo Services including a cargo airport.
- Go Postal – Boost your citizens’ well-being with mail delivery and collection services. Post sorting facilities handle mail between outside connections and the post offices, and new Post Van and Truck vehicles enable the carriage.
- Wonk Hard – Three new Industry Policies and four City-wide Policies, including Workers’ Union, Sorting, Tolls, Wi-Fi, Logistics, Work Safety and Automation.
- Five New Maps – Rich in natural resources, transportation options and industrial opportunities, these new maps have all the right stuff.
- Four new hats for Chirper!
Cities: Skylines Industries will cost you $15 and will launch alongside a free update which will add toll booths, the ability to mark historical buildings, and, of course, new tunes. Building industrial zones have always been one of the less interesting parts of Cities: Skylines, so I’m definitely happy that they’re getting some attention with this expansion.
Cities: Skylines Industries arrives on PC on October 23. Cities: Skylines is also available on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo switch, but the console versions are receiving expansions on a delay.