Cities: Skylines II sound and music features highlighted

Jerry on 2023-10-24
Developed by Finnish studio Colossal Order, Paradox Interactive will bring city-building simulation game Cities: Skylines II to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on Game Pass in the spring of 2024.

Cities: Skylines II has launched for Windows through Steam. Jonne Valtonen returns as music composer. Paradox Forum development diary installment #12 details sound and music design.

"The first piece [composed] was for the Menu that would introduce an identifiable, light, and carefree theme," says Valtonen in the forum update. "City building takes time and things evolve gradually and this is what I wanted the music to reflect."

Cities Skylines Remastered launched in February for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The two-hour album "Cities: Skylines Original Game Soundtrack," composed by Valtonen with Jani Laaksonen, is available for streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, and YouTube Music.

From the product page:
Raise a city from the ground up and transform it into the thriving metropolis only you can imagine. You've never experienced building on this scale. With deep simulation and a living economy, Cities: Skylines II delivers world-building without limits. Lay the foundations for your city to begin. Create the roads, infrastructure, and systems that make life possible day to day. It's up to you – all of it.
Paradox Forum - Development Diary #12: Sound & Music

YouTube Music - Cities: Skylines (Original Game Soundtrack)