Friday, February 15, 2019

Washington: Urban landmarks

Transferring real-world environments into our games universe is always a challenging process. For example, there are many technical and practical limitations which exist, many of which are related to the games' world scale of 1:20. To help us create an immersive experience that allows players to drive in the most realistic environment possible, we use several development tricks; one of these techniques is creating and placing distinctive landmarks in addition to local architecture, which can be natural or man-made structures.


Today we are focusing on showing you urban landmarks which can be found in our upcoming American Truck Simulator map expansion for Washington state. These can all greatly differ in shapes and size, from smaller statues of prominent figures to large bridges spanning across the state. Local experts will know many of these landmarks instantly, and we are sure you will be quick to recognize them in the blog comments below.












Do you have American Truck Simulator: Washington on your Steam Wishlist already?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Steam Awards 2018: Thank you for your vote!

The Steam Awards 2018 are over and the results have been revealed. Earlier this year, it was a nice surprise to see that we had made the first round of voting. Euro Truck Simulator 2 was nominated for the Most Fun with a Machine category, among so many other fantastic and popular titles and developers nominated. We know this wasn't possible without our devoted community.



We may not have taken the title this time around, but every vote made for us by our community was in our eyes the biggest award. We appreciate every one of you for your continued support throughout the years, and to us, YOU are the champions!

We would like to congratulate all those who received awards this year, especially to the Rocket League team who won the 'Most Fun with a Machine' Category. You may still remember our cross-promo effort from a few years back.

From all of us here at SCS Software we would like to thank you once more for your vote. We are already looking forward to this year's Steam Awards for 2019.

As a token of our gratitude for your support, and to fuel some speculation we all like so much ;-), we want to leave you with this before-and-after teaser image of a project we have currently in the works.

Friday, February 8, 2019

ATS and ETS2 Update 1.34

After the content-loaded updates from previous months, 1.34 is a relatively small maintenance update serving primarily to introduce new content prepared by our vehicle department. The next big things planned need more time in development, and we anticipate 1.35 to be a lot juicier. Still, we believe these new additions will please players of both of our games. The limited scope of this update is also the reason why there wasn't an Open Beta. So what do we have for you?


First and foremost, this update brings a very long awaited truck into Euro Truck Simulator 2 - The Man TGX Euro 6!  It comes with 3 cabin and 6 chassis variants, all the way up to the 8x4 and thanks to the unique MAN design, all three cabins are compatible with the heavy-duty chassis!


The road to implementing the new truck into ETS2 was actually very bumpy. Work on this model started several years ago based on limited references we had for the Efficient Line 2 edition. We aimed to release it with all chassis variants but spent over a year chasing various leads and sources to get them right. We are excited to have finally completed it now after obtaining important missing reference blueprints. In the future, it will be complemented by an up to date current production model, The Efficient Line 3.

ATS receives one of the highly demanded additions to the game - buyable log trailers! Our traffic report sources for Oregon shows a large convoy inbound for the wood transport companies, with a high chance of traffic jams on the forest roads, so be careful out there. As an alternative route, we can recommend OR-140, which is now prolonged all the way to Nevada. And if you're still worried about driving in Oregon, we recommend visiting a Tonopah city, which has been completely refreshed.





To enjoy the 1.34 update, make sure to OPT OUT of beta branches and your game will be automatically updated on Steam.

For the legacy non-Steam edition of ETS2, the update should be ready in a few days.

CHANGELOG:

ATS only:
ETS2 only:
MOD ALERT:
  • As with any update, due to the changes, a number of mods may need some work to catch up!

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Year of the Pig and ATS Anniversary

The New Lunar Year is knocking on the door. The time of festivities is here and we're celebrating it with you in our own special way. We have updated the Chinese Paint Job Pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2 with a brand new Year of the Pig cabin paint job! This is the second free addition to this DLC which follows the Year of the Dog theme from last year.


You can take the opportunity to purchase this DLC as a part of the ETS2 Lunar New Year bundle!


This isn't the only important event: Anniversary Bundle is also available to boost American Truck Simulator Anniversary celebrations. Here you can find all the content released for ATS at a very interesting price! You can also visit SCS Software e-shop to get ATS Premium T-shirt as a part of a special limited Anniversary offer.