Snowfall is the second expansion to City: Skylines and brings with it a weather system and new modes of transportation

Back when Cities: Skylines first released it was exactly what the genre needed to stave off a decline in to irrelevance. A well done, semi-serious city management/builder sim without any of the bloat and nonsense that came with Sim City.

And now Cities: Skylines is poised to become even better as a new expansion titled Snowfall has been announced, bringing with it a new weather system and everything that entails, new modes of transportation and a lot more. Here's the announcement trailer:


While Paradox is still being rather light on the details they did release the following feature list for Snowfall:

- Now is the Winter of This Content: Rain and fog for existing maps, plus a new “Winter” map theme with snow and all of its challenges

- The Streetcars You Desire: Expanded public transportation options, including easier management of existing lines – and Trams, a new system demanded by fans

- World Warmth, Too: Cold weather increases demands for electricity, unless new water-based heat systems are in place

- Plowers to the People: Build a snowplow depot to keep traffic flowing during winter weather, and employ new road maintenance systems to keep your streets in shape

- New Chirps: #yeahthereare

Now you might be thinking "yeah, yeah, paid DLC who cares" but that's not how it goes with Cities: Skylines. With the release of its previous expansion "After Dark" many of the key elements such as the day/night cycle, graphical overhaul and so on got patched in to the game for free. So much of it was added for free people actually complained it might be ruining the DLC!

And given that Paradox has announced that cosmetic weather will be added to the base game for free, among other unannounced features, there is plenty to look forward to in Snowfall even if you're on the fence about getting it.

As of right now there is no release date set nor a price point available but once they show up I'll make sure to update you.