Colossal Order, the developer of Cities: Skylines what sufficiently surprised at the reception the game had gotten, with a whopping 1 million copies sold in just a month. An interview with TechRadar, CEO Mariina Hallikainen has revealed that the sales boom is considered “very exciting.”

“To be honest I was very surprised because we’re a very small company, and [publisher Paradox] isn’t a massive publisher,” Hallikainen said. “If you think about the budgets for marketing and the game itself, the ability we have is amazing. There’s almost this blurred line between what is creating and what is playing–and people have been sharing their creations with the world.”

“It’s definitely something we didn’t see happening so fast. I was hoping that Cities: Skylines might be the game that sells over a million copies in three years or something, and it happened in just over a month,” Hallikainen explained. “It’s very exciting.”

All this being said, Hallikainen had also teased in the interview that a “big expansion” to Cities:Skylines would be announced at Gamescon in August, along with some new free and paid content as well!


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