Monday, March 18, 2019

A Road to Somewhere New...

Our Euro Truck Simulator 2 map team has been busy building a new major map expansion for quite a while already. Research and pre-production have actually started over half a year before the Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC was released.

A huge amount of work is still ahead of us to complete the work, but we think the time has come to start teasing you with the very first visual clue. Don't worry, in a matter of a few weeks, we want to announce the new map DLC officially, and the teasing should turn into regular project progression reveals and updates. There is so much cool new stuff to show you, we are really looking forward to sharing it with you!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Washington: Logging cliff road

Servicing the logging industry (together with farming industry) will be an important aspect of the in-game economy for the upcoming Washington map expansion. If you are looking for a more challenging drive, you will not only come across beautiful open roads but also winding and dusty ones leading through the thick forests of Washington State. The most interesting example of this is the logging cliff road used to transport tons of logs and wood chips as well as to haul heavy logging machinery.

Our map designers also have a new tool and process for scenic background creations available. This will help us create an even more immersive environment in our games. We used them extensively while creating this hill-side road. You can see the results in this fantastic panoramic screenshot gallery.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Scania presentation at Science Center, Luleå

A few weeks ago a very interesting inquiry came from our friendly contact who works for Scania. Their team was about to open a dedicated booth in the 'Teknikens Hus', which is Sweden's northernmost nonprofit science center, or as they put it, a world of technology and an exciting place for the curious of all ages.

The science center sees around 100,000 visitors from around the world each year! Featured among the many exhibits is a Scania exhibition which is focused on the components of the truck, such as the rear axles and similar, which are manufactured in the city of Luleå.  To represent the final finished product, they have also used a full-size real Scania truck!


Because the center receives a lot of visitors, including children of all ages, an amazing idea was conceived: to implement a special version of Euro Truck Simulator 2 into the cabin of the truck, and let the visitors experience what it is like to drive the vehicle on the road.

We're always open for such challenges and potential cooperation and even more so when it's for the good cause of children's education! We are happy to be able to configure a special build of our game according to their needs. And from the looks of things, it looks like the event was a great success and the visitors truly enjoyed the opportunity to try this unique combination of an actual Scania truck and our game.

Check out a few photos their team has sent to us. By the way, their booth is planned to be there for at least four years - so if you are around the area in the future, be sure to stop by.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SCS On The Road calendar update - Truck Event Austria

We have a bonus update to our on the road plan - we're adding the Truck Event Austria 2019 to the list, which takes place in Wels this time, on June 29, 2019.


This event has developed quite a lot, during recent years, from a small trucker meeting to a huge festival. Due to the steadily increasing number of visitors and show trucks, it was relocated to the outdoor area of Welser Messe, and while it has been an integral part of the truck festival season in Austria since 2016, the organizers expect this year to be something special!

On an area of 27,500 m² you can expect more than 500 polished show trucks with their proud owners from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and lots of different attractions and activities for everyone, be it a kid or seasoned trucker. And besides all that, you can expect our On The Road team there, with our sim-trailer, 4D motion seats and lots of merchandise to be gifted to our fans!

Check last year's video - what a way to spend a free day, is it not?