Scandinavian Trucking Draws Ever Closer

Scandinavian Trucking Draws Ever Closer

I haven’t dived into the wide open world of European Truck Simulator 2 for quite a while, and once I clear up some of my seemingly endless backlog, I’ll have to climb back into my Scania and take to the road. What’s better, once I hit the road, I’ll be able to explore Scandinavia.

SCS Software have been busy working on the Scandinavian expansion for a while now, and things certainly look like they are taking shape. Take a look at the map of the new road network, it is fairly extensive. The new map stretches up into Denmark and beyond to Norway and Sweden. It isn’t just the road network that is being expanded as there are also 15 new port and ferry locations. It isn’t a simple factor of turning up to the port and being whisked away as has been the case thus far in Euro Truck Sim 2, in the new ports, you will be able to drive yourself directly onto the ferry from a port location which matches the size of most cities currently found in the game.

What was already a large map, is getting even bigger.
What was already a large map, is getting even bigger.
With the boats found in the game becoming ever more important. Not that you will able to take control of them of course.
With the boats found in the game becoming ever more important. Not that you will able to take control of them of course.

It isn’t just the ports which are being expanded, the expansion will also include factory locations for two of the truck brands you can drive. Yes, you will be able to roll up to the Scania and Volvo factories, while I’m not sure how much you will have to do in these locations, it just goes to show how much effort SCS are putting into a game that was released over two and a half years ago.

Along with the ports and truck factories, the road networks are shaping up to pose more interesting driving experiences.
Along with the ports and truck factories, the road networks are shaping up to pose more interesting driving experiences.
And you can't forget the nifty new road signs.
And you can’t forget the nifty new road signs.

It isn’t just new content that SCS have been working on, they’ve been taking care of their community while they are at it. They recently released the first version of their SDK mod tools. While modding isn’t something I’ve ever thought about getting involved with, I do wonder what Nick would think about these new tools.

Trucks and boats..there must be some kind of song in there.
Trucks and boats..there must be some kind of song in there.

At the end of the day, the chance of exploring new roads and cities is enticing. Bring on Scandinavia, I’ll be ready for it soon.

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