With a back catalogue that includes Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife and Apex Construct, Fast Travel Games’ next virtual reality (VR) is a very different beast. Today, the studio has announced the development of a city-building experience for Meta Quest, Cities: VR.
A VR spin-off of Cities: Skylines – licensed from Paradox Interactive – Cities: VR aims to provide an entry point into the franchise whilst offering a compelling new experience for veterans. So just like the flatscreen edition of the city-building and management simulator, Cities: VR will task players with controlling every aspect of city planning. From designing the layout of your bustling metropolis to ensuring there are enough emergency services and that traffic flows smoothly, there’s plenty to keep an eye on.
Build your city from a birds-eye view, quickly placing new roads and facilities. Then head down to street level to see your world come alive.
“Cities: Skylines is the ultimate modern city-builder, and it’s an honor to bring this franchise to VR,” said Erik Odeldahl, Creative Director at Fast Travel Games in a statement. “City-building is an underserved genre in the VR market and we couldn’t wait to work on this IP. We’ve spent a ton of time, research, and energy to adapt Cities: Skylines to VR in a way that is both approachable for new players and a new challenge for Cities veterans. We can’t wait to see what players build!”
Cities: VR isn’t the only city building VR videogame coming to the Meta Quest platform next year. In October, nDreams revealed that it was publishing Little Cities by indie team Purple Yonder. Check out VRFocus’ early look at this upcoming city management experience.
Fast Travel Games aims to release Cities: VR for the Meta Quest platform in Spring 2022. Take a look at the first trailer below and for further updates, keep reading VRFocus.