There's a certain tradition Paradox Interactive seems to hold dear with each of its games. Rather than leave players out with an expansion, they're always dish out a handful of new features for free while the loyal players who decided to front them more cash get more bang for their actual buck.
In the case of Cities: Skylines, it's that time once again. Its latest expansion - Mass Transit - launches later today. And if blimps, ferries and monorails aren't your thing, you're not being left in the dark. That traditional free update is back to give you a little something new to play around with.
Of course, these mostly pertain to public transport in one way or another. It's the focus of the expansion, for one. You'll be able to designate and name your roads, toggle statistics and 'route views', view more about your public transport 'mod' citizens in some way.
The best addition, though? Well... other than naming roads - that'll be a disaster. We think it's the improved Emergency Response AI. If we're looking at this for a realistic simulation point-of-view, this is likely where you'll see the biggest difference. There's less chance of fire fighters taking the scenic route to a blaze while your hard was burns to the ground. Those guys have been getting paid like a shady taxi firm - now they have satnav!
There's a couple other tweaks to read up on through the official announcement page, but those are the eye-catching ones. Hidden at the bottom, however? More 'Chirps'! Even after a 60 minute demo at PDXCON last week, Chirp was the stand-out star of the show.