Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Final touches on Trucks & Trailers

We have to apologize for the lack of updates in the past days, we have been extremely busy. We have to finalize the game for retail release by the end of this week.

Many people are asking about T&T release date. This question doesn't have a simple answer; there is not a single world-wide release date as might be the case with big AAA games published by global publishers. We have country-by-country partnerships in place, and each of those local distributors will work according to their own schedule. We already have several territorial distribution deals signed, and are still trying to work on more.

So far we are pretty optimistic that the game will launch in the middle of June in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, France and United Kingdom. Chances are some other local editions will hit the same release window too - Russia, Scandinavia. If you do not see your country mentioned above, we are sorry, but either something is blocking the business, or in many cases we cannot even find a company interested in publishing our games in the territory. This is surprisingly a problem even in countries where we know we have a huge number of fans, like Turkey or Romania. But we are not giving up and are still trying hard to negotiate additional distribution deals.

As for the digitally distributed edition of the game which will give players access to the community translations, we will release it about the same time. We cannot release it much sooner, retail stores do not like to see digital distribution damaging their business too much, and they would see this earlier release date as unfair competition. We still rely a lot on brick-and-mortar store sales, this is where most copies are sold, so we need to treat retail distribution with full respect.

The Trucks & Trailers team is so busy now that we'll wrap this blog posts with images from the other project; ETS2. It's not too hard to guess where they are from...


55 comments:

  1. Hello,

    You can contact Bol.com as distribution in the Netherlands.

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  2. it would be fun if you showed us the updated image of this map.
    just so we can see how far you have come with ETS2.and it will olso give and idee how long it will take before relase
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PQ5h5EuBXRo/TWAqiupG3II/AAAAAAAAAGM/UDqdrI0B4jg/s1600/poland_dev_over.jpg

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  3. I can't wait. Please negotiate more in Romania!!! There are very very very very much fans!!! My friends ask me every time we meet or call me when they can. GREETINGS FROM ROMANIA

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  4. Hey devs,

    Thanks for the update, Brussels looks really nice, especially with the Atominum in the background. :)

    Also, thanks for the heads-up on Trucks and Trailers, can't wait to try it out on my rig! Something's however not clear from the post above, namely the availability of community translations. So, will they be available only in the digitally distributed edition? What about with the retail boxed copies? They will be English-only?

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  5. will there a site with download versions,

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  6. Retail copies will only have in them the particular language(s) for the given territory. The community translation will be proofed by the distributors' people for the retail releases, but any fixes will be rolled back into the community translations, so everybody benefits.

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  7. Hello,

    In Spain, the distribuitor for the last 18 Wheels of Steel products, and Euro Truck series, Rig'n'Roll. This company is "Friendware".

    URL: http://www.friendware.info/

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  8. This is great news! I hope proof-reading won't cost too much for you, guys!

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  9. Nice pictures, ETS2 will be something. (c:

    I will probably get T&T from UK as with the last few games, as I prefer English.

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  10. Why is everything in green? On the all images the enviroment is green! Why?
    All countries same enviroment. This is disappointing.

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  11. Separate speedometer, separate tachometer, and separate fuel level gauge in ETS2.
    PLEASE!
    PLEASE!
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mDPR-LSIjSo/StkDs44J6YI/AAAAAAAAAns/rRznK9PHj9E/s400/alh_00004.png

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  12. @TruckerGal I expect that Wendros will talk us into including English into their edition along with the Nordic languages, it was the same with previous games.

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  13. Please make liftable axle for the trailers.

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  14. SCS Software

    you should contact in Turkey with playstore

    http://www.playstore.com/

    we want you in my country

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  15. please
    agreement with your turkey is absolutely necessary. because we love this game

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  16. please real time of a game and kilometer real

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  17. I love you scs team Ets 2 best game...

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  18. SCS Software

    you should contact in Turkey with playstore

    http://www.playstore.com/

    we want you in my country

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  19. I hope you'll earn enough money to make it worth the effort! Best wishes!
    ...fingers crossed!!

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  21. @ SCS:

    Possibly, but the last few games came out in UK before Sweden and I simply could not wait. (c;

    Beside, it was actually cheaper from UK, delivery included -- might be this time too, seeing the strength of SEK versus GBP. (c:

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  23. Very good job !!

    SCS <3 !!!

    Thank You !!!

    Hello from France.

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  24. Looking forward to June now in the UK. According Play.com its released 24th June £17.99 and from Game.co.uk same date £19.99.

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  25. rail crossing
    http://video.yandex.ru/users/forinrap/view/23/

    headlights on the asphalt, soil, snow
    http://video.yandex.ru/users/forinrap/view/25/

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  26. DAF XF95 380 s'il vous plait

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  27. I hope that we will have optional spoilers because i want spoilers on the volvos cab. Why ? Because is more aerodynamic and more economical

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  28. Free recordshop

    GameMania

    For Belgium !!

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  29. Thank you fro the 2 pictures. T&T by rondomedia great.

    Regards
    TrucksimCom
    www.trucksimulator24.com

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  30. Excelent environment!
    Please try to make some setting to make game playable on powerless computers.

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  31. get him out in Italy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    please get him out!

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  32. What about norway? i have seen your games here before

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  33. SCS, does Valusoft have any plans to carry any of the Euro-based games in the United States, or will we have to rely on the digital versions? Both T&T and ETS2 will be in my collection, for sure. ;-)

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  34. Sadly, our European-content games do not interest ValuSoft, they are even further from mass-market than 18 Wheels of Steel games. If they cannot place a game into Wall-mart, they are basically not interested. It's not any problem with ValuSoft in particular, it's just that the games are really too niche.

    However, our UK publishing partner, Excalibur Publishing, has managed to get some of the games listed on Amazon.com (GTS and UKTS recently), and we hope that the newer games will appear there, too. So there should be a way to buy our games in the US without having to pay massive shipping charges.

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  35. for how much the game ? ? Türkiye only ALTA LTD

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  36. please i live in maroccco can'i play it

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  37. Scs please make some traffic jam in ETS 2 and make a new reain effect on the glass of the truck ! Pls. (Sorry about my English)

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  38. Looks not bad...
    Cities seem to look much bigger...

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  39. Scs I like the white line in the road, like in the second picture! You should put thats lines in all of roads!
    Very nice.

    Sorry if my english is bad

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  40. Nice picuteres of Belgium!

    I can't wait when T&T is coming out in the stores

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  41. @SCS:
    And what about Brazil? You've told some time ago that you are negotiating with some distributor here in Brazil. Do we have a chance of seeing T&T here?

    Sorry for the english.

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  42. @SCS:

    Hello SCS, thank you for the info! Very beautiful pictures!

    So, I wondered.
    Without commercials, nor against any particular publisher, why do not you choose Focus Home Interactive as a publisher and distributor of French? (http://www.focus-home.com/)

    I think if you were at FHI, who is much better known than Anuman, you would have more success.

    Sorry for my bad translation.
    Titou

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  43. We've spent some weeks in dialogue with a Brazilian distributor, negotiating publishing a bundle of our older games, and so far things look promising. But if we start cooperating, then publishing T&T as well in Brazil would only be logical. Keep your fingers crossed!

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  44. Scs I like the white line in the road, like in the second picture! You should put thats lines in all of roads!
    Very nice.

    Sorry if my english is bad

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  45. Very good job SCS. I hope you'll find some publishers from Romania!!! You have a lots of fans here.

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  46. Looking forward to both releases very much (T&T and ETS2).
    Keep up the amazing work SCS Software team.

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  47. I am from Romania, and I think you should discuss with managers from Emag (visit www.emag.ro). They are the biggest online store based on electronics retail(and other stuff). Please send them an email in the contact page (http://info.emag.ro/index.php?action=article&cat_id=005&id=22). I am sure that they will consider to enter in this business of game publishing (at least in the future if not right now). This game is a hit! They have to know that this game has a great potential, and can be sold as a hot bread cooked in mummy's furnace. Please contact them!!! If you don't contact them I will!

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  48. Yeah SCS, I live in the United States and I bought German and UK Truck Sim from Amazon.com. Trucks and Trailers will certainly be there. Also, are you guys planning on releasing ETS2 through Valusoft? PLEASE REPLY

    p.s- I saw Extreme Trucker 2 at Wal-Mart yesterday, but it was available much sooner at Amazon.com

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  49. @SCS:
    what about greece?there are a lot of fans here too..

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  50. will it be available for download on its official game page? i live in the United States of America

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  51. try this one http://secure.simmarket.com/default-en.html they can sell your games

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  52. this is the final of the game? and be relased?

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  53. hey guys . im from belguim . verry nice what you made . i can see the atomium . The Baseliek from koekelberg and the skyline is simular ! Verry verry nice ! keep up the good work . I like it ! :)

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  54. Türk Mods - Oyun Mods would count as a game.

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  55. Very nice pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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