Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Road to the Black Sea: Turkish Cities

From cities filled with culture, industries, and history to tiny villages nestled in the mountains. The Trakya region of Turkey is the gateway to Istanbul, is Europe's largest city by population, and also the largest city among our sim-games. As you travel towards the city you will begin to see a mix of past and present infrastructure, such as historical landmarks found near rising modern apartment buildings.

With people comes the need for work and industry. With manufacturing being one of the country's biggest economies, you will be sure to find a range of interesting and unique deliveries to and from these cities.

We are excited to bring these new regions to the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2 for you to explore. Make sure to add 'Road to the Black Sea' to your Steam wishlist to be the first to know when it releases! But until then yolunuz açık olsun.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Utah: Scenic Viewpoints

The Beehive State is approaching fast, and while we showed you some of its delivery points, truckstops, and general overview, we have a little something for all the romantic souls today!

There are quite a lot of wonderful viewpoints, vistas and stunning landscapes in Utah. And while many aren't visible from a road, we're giving you a chunk of those that are, at least in American Truck Simulator's next expansion!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Road to the Black Sea: Bulgarian Cities

We'd like to focus on another region of our upcoming Road to the Black Sea map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Bulgaria. The new DLC will provide you with scenic routes through the countryside, cities, industrial areas, and large seaports that Bulgaria is well known for.

We can’t wait to show you the next update, but until then, why not see if you can recognise some of the places and businesses shown here today, we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Actros Tuning Pack

We know how much drivers in our community love customising their trucks. From creating company paintjobs to cabin accessories, we love seeing how you personalise your rigs!

That's why we are excited to announce the release of a brand new tuning pack for Mercedes-Benz Actros. With almost an endless range of tuning options, this pack allows you to create your Actros just the way you like it.

With this new pack you are able to customise your mud flaps, bumpers, bull bars, grilles, logos, windshields, visors, fenders, door handles, side skirts, exhausts, dashboard sets, lights and much more!

We can't wait to see how your Actros looks using this latest tuning pack, so be sure to tag us on social media with your photos. Which parts of your truck will you tune-up first?

A word of warning if your game cannot recognize the DLC and reports it as not compatible with the current version of the game: you may be running an older beta version of the game. Locate the game's listing in your Steam Library, open the Properties dialogue (with a right-click), go to BETAS tab, and make sure to opt out of any beta branch.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Goodyear event & community contest results

We have been super busy in the recent days. Our On The Road team had to split up to visit five different countries on three continents in the past two weeks! Finally we are back in the office today to prepare the summary of both the Goodyear event and the community screenshot contest.

It is clear that our World of Trucks events engage and entertain the player community, we have been in fact surprised by the level of participation. We were glad to see that nobody complained much when we extended the event to give people more time to complete all the event jobs. The numbers are in, and so many people finished 10 jobs and earned the achievement!

For the community screenshot contest, there were over 2,000 valid entries (and much more photos actually, as many of you posted more than one). Many of the shots were absolutely stunning! Same as with our previous competitions, judging those entries was a pretty hard task because there's always way more beautiful pictures than there are slots for the winners.

Nevertheless, it had to be done and here are the winners! Feel free to express your love for these pictures too; the names are hyperlinked, so you are welcome to click on their names and give them a like!

All the winners above will be contacted shortly via the same platform they entered through;  if you're one of them, do check your messages and choose your reward from our e-shop!

Thank you all for participation in Goodyear event. Until next time!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A real-life story

We are always excited and humbled at the same time when we hear that our games have profoundly and positively affected the lives of our fans. Marcus Armstrong sent us his story:

To everyone at SCS Software, especially those dealing with Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone involved, even though you have kind of lost a player.

I use to be an avid fan of the series playing Euro Truck Simulator, UK Truck Simulator and then both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, investing in steering wheels, Track IR and gear sticks for my PC.

Two years ago the company I worked for had been turning in a direction I was not overly comfortable with. I felt that it was moving away from its core values and what defined it as unique and I started considering an exit strategy. This exit strategy becomes more important when, out of a team of three, one of us had to take voluntary redundancy.

As the youngest team member in my mid-thirties, I decided that I would be in the best position to get started a new career, a career in different industry as I was a little burnt out doing what I was doing. I needed to be able to get into an industry where I could retrain quickly and earn what I was earning before, or more. I ended up, within a two month period, passing both HGV Class 2 and then Class 1 license. By the third month, I had a job with R.T. Keedwell which I have been doing for the last couple of years, driving a Mercedes Actros MP4 (which I am currently writing this from a truck stop for the night, good ol' Hotel Mercedes).

So why am I thanking you guys and gals at SCS? Well out of several industries I had been trained in; Web Dev, 3D Animation, Administration and Finance, it was ETS2 and ATS which I had enjoyed playing so much that I decided to take out a loan to cover the training costs and then base not just my career on, but my lifestyle as well, I am a Trucker (even grew the beard). I'm currently racking up 2500km a week driving all over the UK where no two days are quite the same and I meet countless people from the companies we haul for and other drivers.

SCS, you gave me the inspiration to venture out into a career I had never would have thought of and now love doing. So again, a huge heartfelt thank you and keep up the good work!

Marcus A.
Trucker nameplate "4 1/2 Days"

Thank you, Marcus, we are so happy for you! We wish you all the best and safe returns from your hauls.

Marcus is actually an Actros driver as you could notice from the text and photo. What a lucky coincidence - conveniently, we happen to have a very related project in the very final stages of development. More information will be available really soon.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Utah: Kennecott Copper Mine

Known for its pioneers and religious history, breathtaking national parks and ski resorts, Utah has a large Travel and Tourism economy which sees over 23 million people a year. However, this is not the state's only booming industry.

Utah also has an abundance of natural resources within its rocks, which has created a large mining industry. From gold to coal, the state has many operations which extract these precious elements from the ground. However, there is one industry that stands out from among the rest.

Being one of the largest man-made open-pit excavations in the world, the Kennecott Copper Mine which operates all year round has produced over 20 million tons of refined copper ore. Its operation is so large it can be seen from outer space, and makes for an impressive view for any driver close by.

In our upcoming Utah map expansion for American Truck Simulator, drivers will be able to assist in the operation by delivering equipment and resources to and from the mine. Be sure to take extra care when driving through this impressive landmark, as you drive on dusty roads and into an active mine.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Upcoming On the Road Events

After one of our biggest events at Gamescom, we're not taking any rest stops for our On The Road schedule. With three more upcoming events in 3 different countries, we are looking forward to meeting many more of you from our trucking community.

Trailer Trucking Festival 30-31 August
Our On The Road team will be at Mantorp Park, Sweden at the Nordic Trophy festival. Among the many beautiful show trucks, you will find our SCS Trailer with two fully functional 4D Motion seats, available to take for a drive. It is a great chance to meet members from our SCS on the road team.

FIA ETRC 31 August - 1 September
The fifth round of the European Truck Racing Championship will take place in Most, Czech Republic. Once again, you can experience truck driving with our sim-seat, which can be found in the Fan Village at the Grammer container booth throughout the race!

PAX West 30 August - 2 September
We are excited to be partnering with Thrustmaster at PAX West in Seattle, WA. Attending this years event will be two of our SCS team, who have also brought along a special version of American Truck Simulator which includes a parking challenge in our latest expansion, Washington. We would love to meet you, so make sure to visit us at the Thrustmaster Booth (6003)

Along with these upcoming events, we have many more planned. You can find them below on our calendar. We hope to meet you at an event in the near future!