Cities: Skylines now available in the Windows Store, but without Play Anywhere support

Not long after making its way to Xbox One, city-building sim Cities: Skylines is also now up for grabs for Windows 10 on the Windows Store. If you were hoping for a little Xbox Play Anywhere love, however, you'll want to check those expectations at the door.

To recap, Cities: Skylines places you in charge of building out your very own urban landscape. Similar to Sim City games of old, Cities: Skylines tasks you with managing every aspect of urban planning, ranging from infrastructure and utilities to education policies and more. That's a lot to juggle, but it's what has made Skylines a favorite among city-building sim fans.

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The lack of Xbox Play Anywhere support is a pretty big blow for those who already own the game on Xbox One. That said, there is support for save syncing, so you can share save files between your Xbox and PC. Granted, that will require buying the game twice (at $39.99, that's a steep proposition), but at least the option is there.

In any case, if you want to dive into Cities: Skylines, you can pick it up on the Windows Store now. And if you're on the fence, be sure to check out our full review for more.

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