A Cities Skylines day/night Cycle is one of features missing from the game and it’s mentioned time and time again by the community. We’ve seen how well it can work in SimCity and it’s a feature I think most of us would like to see added.
There has been an attempt already at creating a mod but it’s really rough and lacks the lighting on objects such as buildings and traffic. There is also another mod in the works that looks a little further on in development as it’s starting to add the lighting effects by starting with the vehicle headlights. Other areas to look at will include buildings, street lights, traffic lights, and well anything else that should be lit.
There’s not mention on when this mod will be released but the video below shows the mod’s current status and it’s very much still a work in progress. What has been achieved so far with the car lights looks great so let’s hope it develops further and we’ll all be plating in fully lit night time cities.
I wonder if darkness should affect a city’s crime rate? That would be interesting but it’s probably overkill. Let’s just get this working first.