Friday, March 16, 2018

Mighty Griffin additions under development

When we added the new generation Scania R and S series trucks to Euro Truck Simulator 2 recently, we have intentionally emphasized the standard factory options and avoided aftermarket tuning. The first impression of an all-new vehicle should be how the manufacturer intended it to look. When tons of screenshots and videos recorded with the new trucks in our game hit the Internet, the depiction of the vehicles should be reasonably close to how they leave the factory, that's what our licensing partners prefer.

Some months have passed now, and we can afford to venture into the realm of aftermarket at last, to take inspirations from and reflect on what we have seen at truck fests around Europe and on various tuning forums. It's time to revisit Mighty Griffin Tuning Pack and see how we can update it with yet more chrome and yet more toys for truck tuning fanatics!

Many tuning parts are completely new and the rest got a lot of love too as they needed rework to fit the new trucks' cabin shapes and dimensions. But the additions are mostly finished now and the final package is about to enter testing phase now.

From sun shields, window trim, windshield frames, stone guards, masks, masks' ribs through both front and rear mudflaps, bumpers, front grilles, bull bars, door trims, logo, badges to chassis covers, side panel, us-styled exhausts and more - this update brings a massive amount of combinations for these recently added trucks.

If you already own Might Griffin DLC, these additions will appear in your game for free, of course. If you still don't, perhaps it will be a reason to reconsider ;).

The DLC update will come live alongside the next update of Euro Truck Simulator 2.

We also have a small teaser for you of another 'work in progress' development in the picture below. Can you guess what this concept picture will be good for?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Squirrel at SCS: Making Truck Sims

Back in November, SCS Software was celebrating 20 years in the business. We invited a lot of industry friends for our celebrations, and also journalists, youtubers, and streamers. We were delighted to see that Squirrel, one of the most dedicated YouTube creators and Twitch streamers covering our sims, also accepted our invitation.

As Paul traveled to Prague all the way from the UK, he also took the opportunity to spend more time with us to make it worthwhile, with the goal of creating a video report from our office, also interviewing several members of the team.

Lots of time has passed, life intervened in a very unwelcome way, unfortunately. We are happy to see Paul back on the scene, and it looks like all the editing and cutting of the source material is finally done, as the final videos just popped up on Youtube. We're more than happy to share them with you! Hope you'll find them interesting...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Meanwhile in Oregon

A new map region usually means, among other things, some new industries inspired by typical real facilities identified by our location scouts. Today we want to share a few work-in-progress images from American Truck Simulator: Oregon map expansion development. They are depicting one of the new industrial prefabs we're working on: a shipyard.

Oregon related articles:
Which way to go? beaver knows!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Beyond the Baltic Sea

After our recent teaser post with screenshots, we have seen a lot of speculation and wild guessing initially. Very quickly though, the majority opinion has settled. It probably wasn't overly hard, as we have placed quite a few hints here and there to give you a chance to find out the right answer on your own. And you were right!

We are happy to confirm that the next world expansion that we are building for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the region Beyond the Baltic Sea (working title). You can see it in the schematic map below.

This new DLC will include the whole of the three Baltic states Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, but also southern Finland and bits of Russia including Russia's second largest city Saint Petersburg.

It's quite a lot of ground to cover with unique architecture, industry, and transport infrastructure; an area that will be very different from the rest of the world we have so far.

Keep an eye on our blog and social media channels to learn more about Euro Truck Simulator 2: Beyond the Baltic Sea map expansion in the coming weeks and months!