Friday, August 16, 2019

Utah: Sleep well, traveler

After a long days' drive through the hot and dusty roads of Utah, truckers will need somewhere to take a well-deserved rest. Truck Stops are the cornerstone for any driver, providing the necessary amenities and facilities for truckers who are out on the road for the long haul.

Mainly found along interstates; each Truck Stop can usually be found with surrounding businesses, such as family-run diners, convenience stores, and even motels which make every visit unique for drivers.

As day turns to night, make sure to set your navigation to the nearest rest stop and get some shut-eye, for tomorrow a new day of trucking awaits. Sleep well, traveler.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Black Sea: Industries

Today we are happy to be able to share with you a selection of new industry prefabs, which we have created for our upcoming map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Road to the Black Sea.


The Black Sea region is home to a wide variety of large and diverse industries. From coastal shipyards to inland mining quarries, they provide a large economy for the surrounding cities and countries. Our team involved in the process have taken inspirations and created relevant and real industrial facilities as the basis of these prefabs.


We hope you enjoy this batch of screenshots which feature some of these upcoming industries.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Goodyear event extended with community contest!

The Goodyear Roll-Out ended up being so short that it took us by surprise honestly. Three days? For real?! We assumed that it would take over a week for you to make those 300K deliveries. We knew our fan community is very dedicated, but we still underestimated your commitment. We will know better next time.


Ultimately, over forty thousand people managed to complete the event after we added an extra day to complete your personal goal, but it is obvious there are still many more players driving the events for joy, or hunting for event-specific World of Trucks Achievements - and they don’t want to miss out forever on this one.

After weighing the pros and cons, we decided that we should take your suggestions to heart. Today, we are reopening the event in a limited capacity for all players, especially those who were on the edge of completing their personal goal of 10 deliveries. The rules have changed slightly; since the community goal has been reached already, there is no longer a chance to win a free Steam activation key for the DLC. But, you can still earn your World of Trucks Achievement and Goodyear Blimp hanging Steam inventory item.

This also gives us an additional opportunity to push the pedal to the metal with cross-promotion, and show the kind people at Goodyear that we can treat their brand with all the attention and respect we can provide.

The Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC is available on Steam now and remains a prize for those who previously finished the event during its first run.

BOTH EXTENDED EVENT AND COMMUNITY CONTEST WILL END ON SUNDAY AUGUST 18th AT 23:59 UTC

At the same time, we're complementing the extended event with a community contest. Since there's no need to race now, why not make some cool screenshots of your Goodyear themed truck to share with others? Of course, you get a chance to win some nice prizes too!

  • Tune-up your truck (and trailer optionally) using the Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC.
  • Take an in-game screenshot - either of your truck (and trailer optionally) or inside the cabin of your truck featuring the new accessories.
  • Use the vanilla game only (mods are not permitted this time).
  • Share these screenshots either on your Twitter or Instagram profiles with the #GoodyearRollOut hashtag and tag Goodyear's and our profiles. The direct links to these profiles are as follows.


Prizes will be of equal value for the best five picks, and comprise of a selection from our e-shop of up to 100 Euro in value!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New languages for Voice Navigation

The Voice Navigation feature introduced in the 1.35 Update for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 has garnered a large number of positive reviews. We have also heard our community's feedback loud and clear, that they want to see more language options included.

As promised in a previous blog post, today's mini-update will see the inclusion of 6 new language options - Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese (and there will be some more in the future). In the meantime, be sure to check our Steam Workshop for the huge number of GPS voice-over mods there created by our great community. For now, we will be focusing our time on future projects and other surprises.



We are also excited to release this video interview with both voice talents behind the English versions of the feature - Skye Bennett and Doug Cockle, both of whom have had experience voicing video game characters and in many other roles. Perhaps you can learn something new about these incredibly talented and well-known voice actors.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

On The Road: Upcoming Events


August is shaping up to be one of our busiest months yet for our On The Road team. With 5 events taking place in 4 different countries in the space of 2 weeks, we are looking forward to meeting our community from many different parts of the world.


Starting off with the world's largest gaming festival and trade show, Gamescom, hosted in Cologne, Germany at the Koelnmesse on the 21st of August till the 24th. This year, we will be attending the event with a new booth setup, as well as working alongside Thrustmaster, Steelseries, Tobii and Speedseats to provide a unique driving experience for our attendees. Make sure to visit us in Hall 6 at Booth B050 where you can take a drive on our motion seat simulators or PC setups, meet the SCS team and possibly walk away with some SCS Swag!


Across the pond, we are happy to be sending two teams to the USA. The first team will be visiting The Great American Truck Show hosted in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from the 22nd-24th of August. Over on the West Coast, you will find our second team at PAX West, hosted in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Centre from August 30th till September 2nd. We are excited to be cooperating with Thrustmaster at Booth 6003, where you can try out a range of sims, including our latest Washington map expansion for American Truck Simulator. You can find more information about both of these visits in our dedicated blog post.


Back in Europe, we will be bringing our SCS Sim Trailer to the Nordic Trophy hosted in Mantorp Park on the 30th and 31st of August in Linköping, Sweden. With over 500 trucks from 13+ different countries, all competing for the prestigious trophy, you will be sure to find the most polished, painted and looked-after show trucks there. We look forward to meeting many of the truck enthusiasts and drivers, so make sure to stop by our trailer!

And to end off the month of August, our team along with Grammer seats will be back for Round 5 of the FIA ETRC Championship held in Most Autodrom in our home country, the Czech Republic. It will be held from the 31st of August to the 1st of September, so join us for a weekend. Stop by the Fan Village to say dobrý den and show us your skills on our sim, chat with our team and maybe even receive some free merchandise.


TL:DR - Come meet us! We look forward to meeting our community at all these great events.

- Gamescom 2019 (20-24th August /Hall 6.1 - Stand B050, Cologne, Germany)
- The Great American Truck Show (22-24th August / Dallas USA)
- Trailer Trucking Festival 2019 (30-31st August / Mantorp Park, Sweden)
- PAX West (August 30th - September 2nd / Thrustmaster Booth 6003,  Seattle, Washington)
- FIA ETRC Round 5 (31st August - September 1st / Most, Czech Republic)

Monday, August 5, 2019

ATS Utah: Gameplay

It's time we take a closer look at our next upcoming state for American Truck Simulator, Utah. Known for its mountain ranges, state and national parks, history and culture, it is considered to be one of the greatest outdoor states in the USA.

We are excited to give you a glimpse on what Utah has to offer come this year with this gameplay footage. Please note that this state is still work in progress.


If you like what you see, make sure to add Utah to your Steam Wishlist!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Goodyear Roll-Out Event Goal Achieved!


300,000 completed tyre deliveries, what an achievement! Our community never fails to impress us when working together to complete our World of Trucks events. The Goodyear Roll-Out event saw over 150,000 deliveries made in less than 24 hours, and we admit we were amazed to see that this event would be completed in such a small amount of time.

To allow everyone the chance to complete their personal goals and earn a free Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC key, we will allow players to participate until Saturday 3rd of August 23:59 CEST (21:59 UTC) when the event will come to a close.

For those who have already completed their personal contribution, you can now claim your Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC key on the WorldOfTrucks.com website by clicking onto My Page → Events. This key can only be activated via Steam.


Make sure you continue to send us your photos and videos from the event, and share your progress on our Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #GoodyearRollOut and by tagging us and @Goodyear.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Event: Goodyear Roll-Out!


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies and well known for its premium brand. For over 120 years Goodyear has pushed the envelope with new innovations in tyres and ‘beyond tyres’ setting the standard in the industry. Building on over 120 years of innovation, Goodyear just launched a full advanced range of on-road truck tyres. With the latest technologies on-board, the new KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 tyres deliver enhanced mileage and fuel-efficiency performance, while being able to cope with all kinds of weather conditions.

To celebrate their recently released new truck tyre designs along with a brand facelift that looks great; we are proud to announce that Goodyear tyres will be coming soon to Euro Truck Simulator 2!


However, distributing these new tyres to all of the garages and showrooms across Euro Truck Simulator 2 requires the help of our awesome community in our Goodyear Roll-Out event.

With this event, you will have the opportunity to receive a free activation key for the DLC (even before it is available on the Steam Store), if your own personal goal and the community goal is achieved.

Be advised that the deliveries might be of long-distance, and owning a variety of map DLCs will be a crucial factor in succeeding.

Let’s meet our community delivery goal! The sooner we achieve the goal, the sooner we can bring the Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC to you - available for purchase when the event closes.

The rules of the event

Using external contracts in Euro Truck Simulator 2 on a World of Trucks-connected profile, the community must reach 300,000 deliveries of Goodyear tyres using the provided Goodyear trailer.

To complete your personal goal, you must make 10 or more deliveries of Goodyear tyres using external contracts on a World of Trucks-connected profile on Euro Truck Simulator 2.

One or more of the following map DLCs are required (DLCs are on sale during the first 2 days of the event):

Rewards

Personal goal: Individual player contributions of 10 or more deliveries of Goodyear tyres will be rewarded with a World of Trucks Achievement and a hanging Goodyear blimp cabin accessory.


Community goal: Once the community goal of 300,000 deliveries of Goodyear tyres is met, and if the player has also achieved their personal goal then they will receive a Steam code to unlock our new Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC, for free!

Get ready to roll out with Goodyear! We would love to see your photos and videos from the event, so no matter how you are taking part, make sure to share your progress on our Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #GoodyearRollOut and tagging of our and Goodyear's official profiles.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Road To Black Sea: Landscapes

With over 222,000 square kilometers of forest covering the Balkans region, drivers can expect to see a wide variety of landscapes and nature across our upcoming map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Road to the Black Sea.


Home to some of the most diverse vegetation found in Europe, these mixed forest regions are a beautiful sight for any driver passing through its various landscapes.

We are sure you will enjoy exploring what these beautiful countries have to offer, including the scenic backdrops you will find along your journey.

Make sure to add Road to the Black Sea to your wishlist on Steam!

Monday, July 22, 2019

SCS On The Road: Truckstar Festival, Assen

The FIA ETRC event at Nürburgring was a blast and we're sending a virtual high-five to everyone who visited us at the fan village with the company GRAMMER. While our crew is still full of the German Grand Prix event's atmosphere, there is no time to waste as we set our GPS to another destination. This time - the famous Truckstar Festival in Assen, Netherlands which takes place this weekend on the 27-28th of July!


And we'll be there with our full parade! That means if you're going to visit this amazing event full of show trucks, delicious food, cold drinks and all-day entertainment for the whole family, you'll have the opportunity to witness and enjoy the hospitality of our SCS Sim Trailer, its crew and two of our 4D Motion Seats.

So make a note in your calendar for this weekend and stop by our place, it's an experience you'll never forget. And who knows, maybe you'll be lucky enough to walk away with a T-shirt or other piece of our merchandise for free.

And if you can't make to this event but would like to stay with us, at least through the online realm, then make sure you'll keep an eye on our social media channels of Twitter and Instagram as our onsite crew will keep you in touch.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Utah: New Deliveries

Today we have some work-in-progress screenshots of new delivery points represented by local industries. The Utah map expansion will offer many brand new and unique ones. All of those are very important as a part of the in-game economy.



Let's start with the petroleum industry - something that has always been demanded by our community for both American and Euro Truck Simulator 2. In Utah, you'll be able to witness (and work for) this industry's complete circle. From building a new rigging/oil rig to transferring it for storage purposes from the mining and fracking sites. And as in reality, you'll come across potash warehouses too.

Industry support will be represented by heavy machinery service depots and both large and standard General warehouses, made in completely new ways just for Utah!

The other ones are the Country stores with the supply chain of all kinds of deliveries for local farmers, including also a fresh new feed mill, designed specifically for the Beehive state!