Since I last talked about the latest American Truck Sim goings on in December, I have actually spent some time with the game, and have learnt to appreciate the elegance and simple joys that come with the Truck Sim games. The American adventures I’ve had so far have been a pleasure, the whole game seems more diverse, and the trucks the Yanks use are just beasts when compared to our puny European models. The good news is that the boys at SCS Software aren’t…
The team at SCS Software have been mighty busy in recent months, certainly not resting on their laurels after the release of American Truck Simulator earlier this year. They’ve been busy working on updates for ATS, but haven’t left European Truck Simulator 2 behind. Hit the jump to catch up on what the team at SCS have been getting up to.
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.
It has been a while since I last brought a roundup of simulation game news, so on this rainy bank holiday Monday, I thought it was about time I rectified that. Hit the break for word from the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Train Simulator 2015.
If you like news regarding simulation games that involve flying or driving trucks, this news article is the news article for you. As long as you haven’t already heard the news elsewhere that is, which potentially means this can’t be considered news any more. Enough musing about the nature of news as I bring word on the latest developments from Dovetail Games and SCS Software.
Since I moved into my flat I haven’t had as much spare time to devote to my trucking career as I would have liked and I have seen some major changes take place to my beloved European Truck Simulator 2..
When I talk about what I am currently playing to my friends at work I often get some strange looks when I talk about what obscure game I am in the middle of. Over the past couple of weeks these looks have come about from Euro Truck Simulator 2, a game which I am not afraid to say I have actually been really quite enjoying. It isn’t the kind of game that would ever attain the famed Red Mist rating…
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is very nearly here with UK publisher Excalibur revealing today on Facebook that they will be releasing the game on October 26th for UK retail. However, if you are very keen, developers SCS Software have confirmed that they will be in a position to release the game digitally on the 19th of October. I for one and getting pretty excited for this, it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but this series has slowly created a little place of its own in my heart.
I was bitterly disappointed by last years Trucks and Trailers, a title which I felt damaged the growing reputation that was being enjoyed by SCS Software’s Truck Simulator series of games. Fortunately, the precursor to European Truck Simulator 2, Scania Truck Simulator, is a much more enjoyable experience.
As you might guess by the name this title features a heavy influence from truck manufacturer Scania. This is felt most keenly with the presence of only one cab to drive in, a Scania truck. But SCS have done a really good job modelling the cab, both on the inside and out, this is all thanks to the new engine they are using which was developed for ETS2. The new engine is shown off best in the Dangerous Drives mode which features a variety of extremely challenging missions where you must drive your truck, sometimes with cargo, from point to point in the quickest time while avoiding hitting any obstacles. The first mission takes place on a route with a passing resemblance to the Road of Death. Things only get more challenging from there, while one mission really shows off what the new game engine is capable of by making you drive through a flooded town with rain lashing down. It is quite a sight and shows how far the series has come.
In non-E3 based news, SCS Software have revealed that Scania Truck Driving Simulator has gone Gold and will get a UK retail release on June 21st via Excalibur Publishing. While SCS were busy announcing this news, they also released a heap of new screenshots for European Truck Simulator 2 which you can find after the break. I must say that night time driving looks good.
It is Sunday, the first day of my week off work, and what do I do first? I hunt down the latest from SCS Software on Scania Truck Simulator and European Truck Simulator 2. I may play the DiRT: Showdown demo later to inject some excitement into my life. Before that though, hit the jump to learn more about what you can expect in Scania Truck Simulator and get a glimpse of the map that you will be able to drive along in its bigger brother due out later this year.
Over on the SCS Software’s blog, the team behind European Truck Simulator 2 have revealed some new images showing a truck heading across the Severn Bridge from Plymouth down to my home town of Cardiff, signposts also indicate that travel to Swansea will be possible as well. This has, in all seriousness, become a must buy for me now. Hit the jump to see some more images of the route to Cardiff, driving in the rain and more.
I checked on the blog for SCS Software and found their latest post bringing up the one year anniversary of their blog. However, it doesn’t make for joyous reading as they reveal there are some financial concerns surround the development of European Truck Simulator 2.
It has been too long since I talked about European Truck Simulator 2, but now is a good time to mention it again. This is one of the in-game videos recently released by SCS Software, and I will say that I am mighty impressed. This video which sees a lovely looking Mercedes truck drive across the A7 Dam in the Netherlands is quite something to look at, the water is very impressive and there is even a boat there. Sadly SCS can’t confirm what truck manufacturers will feature when the game is released, but that Merc looks a bit cozy.