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Meta revealed during today’s VR showcase that one of the games it’s bringing to VR is Cities. This redesigned version of the city building sim translates the UI-heavy experience into a more virtual form.
Fast Travel Games has developed Cities VR as a new VR-specific city builder, one that allows users to see up close what they are building. Instead of a static divine perspective, Meta Quest 2 users will be able to get a more intimate view of the city. They can also change things from a street-level perspective. They can also hide certain elements of the user interface to get a cleaner look.
Linda Kiby Zetterman, Fast Travel’s live producer, said in a statement: “Urban building and management is an underappreciated genre in VR, but one that we believe is well suited to the immersion of VR and the Meta’s precise and tactile controls. Quest 2 We’ve often heard from Cities: Skylines players that they want to be able to view their creations at street level, and in Cities: VR they can do just that.”
She added that fans should not expect the exact same experience as while playing Cities: Skyline. The map is much smaller than for example in the last game. “While Cities: VR will be limited in size and scale of cities compared to Cities: Skylines, we believe this game will be a great introduction to the franchise for new players and an exciting new experience for Cities veterans.”
Cities VR launches on Meta Quest 2 on April 28.
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