Paradox Interactive's massively popular city builder sim title, Cities: Skylines, arrived for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 over a year ago, but, the ports are lacking on the expansions front, with still only After Dark and Snowfall available. However, that is soon about to change, as the publisher announced today that the Natural Disasters expansion will arrive for the two console platforms later this month
As evident by its name, the Natural Disasters expansion adds a collection of catastrophes that can hit cities at random, or be initiated by players if they choose to. There are seven disasters in total: Earthquakes, Forest Fires, Meteor Strikes, Sinkholes, Thunderstorms, Tornados, and Tsunamis.
Also, to deal with all these calamities, the expansion gives players access to countermeasures for minimizing damage, such as early warning systems, shelters, and disaster response units. Chirper will be getting some new hats as well.
Separate from the expansion, three new radio stations with "pleasant city-building tunes" will be introduced to the game free of charge, but owners of Natural Disasters will get to hear stations switch their broadcasts to disaster warnings when appropriate for an added layer of immersion.
Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters expansion will land on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 15 as a separate purchase and as part of the game's season pass. There isn't a price tag attached to the expansion just yet, but it is likely to be $14.99 just as the PC version.
Speaking of the PC version, Colossal Order revealed recently that it is working on the seventh major expansion for the title, named Parklife, which is set to arrive on May 24 on Steam.