Cities: Skylines is coming to a virtual reality called Cities: VR. Developed by a different studio from the original game, this game will let you roam around your city like a skyscraper-sized mayor, drawing streets with a VR wand. It could be cool, maybe. See the trailer below.
There is a three catch. The first is that it was not made by Skylines’ developer Colossal Order, but by Fast Travel Games. Fast Travel is the developer behind other VR games, like Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife, and they co-developed Budget Cuts 2. Wraith is part of the World Of Darkness universe, owned by Paradox – the home released behind Cities: Skylines.
Cities: VR also aims to bring back “core game elements,” while “offering a unique approach to simulation through VR.” Does that mean it’s Skylines but in VR, or does that mean it’s a fundamentally different game but with city building at its core? I don’t know, and there’s only very little actual gameplay in the trailer.
Finally, it is in development for Meta Quest 2, alias Oculus Quest 2, and so far has not been confirmed for any other headsets.
That’s a lot of caveats, but I enjoyed the trailer anyway, and I wanted to play a city builder in VR. Throwing some buildings in Cities: Skylines and then using mods to see it in different ways – in first person or from a train – is a lot of fun, so I suppose it’s fun. move around like VR Godzilla too. Cities: VR is aiming for a release next year.