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Sim What? Paradox Interactive announce 3.5m copies sold as Cities: Skylines reaches second anniversary.

City-building game, Cities Skylines, has now sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. The news comes as the Colossal Order developed game celebrates its 2nd birthday. The game has been one of the breakout PC hits of recent years, and is now the ‘go to’ city simulation experience for many players.

Cities Skylines has also seen continual support from Colossal Order, with a number of expansions introducing natural disasters, nightlife, mass transit, and tunnels to the game. A console version is currently being developed by Tantalus Media and will be released on Xbox One later this year.

Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, said:

“From the first day Cities: Skylines was released, it’s been breaking records. The game had our biggest launch in history at the time, selling 250.000 copies in its first 24 hours, and the community has only gotten bigger and more devoted over the last two years. Cities: Skylines perfectly showcases the kind of experiences we’re proud to support at Paradox: a game that people are just as excited to play now as they were two years ago. Happy birthday to Cities: Skylines, congratulations to Colossal Order, and my sincere thanks to all our players.”

Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order, added:

“It’s fair to say that Cities: Skylines has changed all of our lives at Colossal Order. This is a game we had all been working on and dreaming about creating for years. Seeing how many people have rallied around it, and seeing the incredible community sharing their cities and mods has been so rewarding and inspiring. On behalf of our entire team, thank you so much to all of our players for your ongoing support!”

To mark the sales achievement, the game will soon receive a free DLC pack, Pearls from the East. The add-on will include three new in-game buildings inspired by Chinese architecture: Panda Zoo, a Chinese Temple, and the Shanghai Pearl Tower. We’ll bring you more details as soon as we have them.

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