Tuesday, April 30, 2019

1.35 Preview Stream Episode 1 + Tobii Giveaway!

We have been teasing you over the past few weeks with lots of exciting new content for the upcoming 1.35 update, both for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. We hope that you are as excited as we are for all the fantastic new features that you will soon get to experience!

As we are on the horizon for the release of the 1.35 Open Beta, we would like to take the opportunity to show you in greater detail the new roads that you will soon get to experience. This Thursday, on the 2nd of May, live from 15:00 UTC (17:00 CEST), we will be streaming live on Steam and Twitch. As always, they will be hosted by our renowned LondonLad (Alex). Joining him will be a few different guests from around the office. They will be showing you many of the new roads coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the latest update, so make sure not to miss it, as we still have plenty to reveal. As usual, we will also be giving away some game keys during the stream. For fans of American Truck Simulator, we look forward to doing a similar stream in Episode 2 very soon in the future too!

To celebrate the upcoming momentous update, Tobii has kindly agreed to sponsor a giveaway of their amazing Tobii Eye Tracker 4C. The Tobii Eye Tracker is a revolutionary device that enhances game-play through both eye and head tracking, without the need to wear any extra paraphernalia. It will be supported in the 1.35 update for both games, and we will be streaming with it on Thursday.

The device will be shipped to 1 lucky winner. To participate, look out for the hashtag presented during the stream, and tweet/mention it on Instagram or Twitter, for the duration of the stream. The winner will be randomly selected from tweets/posts with the hashtag, and announced a few days later.

If you do not manage to win one, fret not, as there will be more opportunities to do so in the future. If you are looking to buy a Tobii tracker of your own, Thursday will be a good time to do so. In addition to sponsoring the giveaway, Tobii is running a limited-time discount of 25% off the usual price when you use the promotion code that will be displayed during the stream.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and remember to join us on Thursday to learn about the new roads coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2 in 1.35, and stand a chance to win your very own Tobii Eye Tracker 4C! Everyone is invited!

Friday, April 26, 2019

SCS On The Road: Legendy 2019

Our 'On the Road' crew is currently in full preparations for the upcoming Truckfest Peterborough event but we'd like to already inform you about the next event we'll be participating in right after our return from the United Kingdom. And that's going to be the local, Prague-based event of Legendy 2019.

When we were thinking about which events should be our destinations for 2019 we wanted to try something new for our local fans. This event is quite popular in our country for all those who love cars, trucks, bikes and other wheeled machines. For this year the organizers create a special and dedicated section to the "Made in the USA" theme in which we'll take our part as well.

You'll be able to see some legendary American nose trucks, shiny chopper bikes, American muscle cars, crazy stunts and surely much more. And our SCS Sim Trailer, along with our crew and 4D Motion Seats, will be placed among all this. This time designed more into the ATS style to fit in perfectly. But who knows, maybe we have another good but not so obvious reason for this as well? ;-)

This event will be held from 17th to 19th of May, 2019 and located in Prague, Czech Republic. It's the same weekend during which our office will participate in the Open House Prague festival. So if you plan to visit our home you can easily combine these two events together and see also our Sim Trailer with its crew! We'd love to see you at both of these places!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kenworth Renton Assembly Plant

Washington state is home to hundreds of large and well-known industries, amongst which one stands out due to its connection to our game - Kenworth's Truck Plant located in the city of Renton, WA. They have been making trucks in the factory since 1993. With numerous new vehicles rolling off the assembly line each day, it adds a whole new level of immersion to include such an iconic truck-manufacturing facility into our upcoming map expansion for American Truck Simulator.

With courtesy of Kenworth and thanks to their cooperation, we were able to replicate the important parts of the assembly plant. From the goods-receiving section, through to the storage and production halls, and finally to the administrative area - they all come together to form one of the largest depots in both of our truck sims, enhanced with every little detail to be as accurate as possible!

We can't wait for you to visit this area and tell us your thoughts. We're excited to have you experience both the truck plant itself and also the new cargo you'll find here (aside from the more regular loads) - a Saddle-mounted truck transport, also known as a Piggyback transport. But for now, here's a fresh batch of pictures - looks great, doesn't it?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Revisiting Germany Vol. 2

With the recent announcement of Sardinia, many from our community thought this would be the biggest addition to come in the 1.35 update. We'd like to contest that claim, as another part of the Germany rebuild is arriving in this update as well! This time, our map design team has been focusing on east and south-east areas of Germany, and they really haven't been holding back! Check out the change list to see for yourself!
  • Over 2000 in-game kilometers of reconstructed roads.
  • New Autobahns with gentle curves
  • Two completely new Autobahns (A38 and A71)
  • Open landscapes & panoramic views
  • Brand new landmarks
  • A major rebuild in Nürnberg
  • Typical "Autohof" service stations

Thursday, April 18, 2019


When we first teased an image of this location, we received quite a number of accurate guesses from our community, with one person guessing within 2 kilometres of where it was taken. So where exactly are we talking about?

We are excited to announce that the island of Sardinia will be added in the upcoming update 1.35 as a free addition for the Italia map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Sardinia is the second-largest island found in the Mediterranean Sea, which means you'll need to take a ferry to the port of Cagliari from either Napoli or Palermo to get there.

On the island, you'll find three new cities - Cagliari, Olbia, and Sassari, where you will find the famous church of Santa Maria of Bethelem, and a number of smaller villages, hidden amongst vineyards and olive-trees.

As with most islands, you won't find any highways there, but many smaller rural roads. So if you enjoy a drive on curvy roads with meandering climbs and beautiful coastal views, there's a good chance you will want to relocate your company to this Mediterranean pearl.

Stay tuned for more news on what's coming with the 1.35 update!

Monday, April 15, 2019

New Road Connections

Today we'd like to present another appetizer for the approaching 1.35 update. Players of both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 can look forward to some (a lot, actually) new tarmac!

Let's start in America. The newly-added OR-58 will connect the cities of Eugene and Bend, and there's much to look at! For some distance, this road tracks the Salt Creek river, which will lead you to the Odell Lake. There, far behind it in the shroud of fog, you'll see the majestic Diamond peak, the highest mountain in the region, while on the other side lies the Willamette Pass Ski-Resort area. Pity there's no time to lose when one's working, right?

Next comes the final part of the well-known and liked OR-140; you'll finally be able to drive all the way from Medford to Winnemucca! Starting in Klamath Falls, you'll probably notice that the city centre has been remade and enlarged. The new road will take you past the great Upper Klamath Lake then and through the deep woods of Fremont-Winema National Forest farther to Medford, Oregon.

Last but not least, there's the CA-299 offering the option of driving from Redding directly to Canby while passing through the small town of Burney along the way. It's a pretty long drive, which has it all - farmlands, meander climbs, junctions, landmarks, mountains canyons, gorges... you name it!

In addition to the new roads, there are various changes and additions. With the CA-299, Redding has received an extension around the junction between Interstate 5 and CA-299; a new garage and a truck dealer. Farmington (New Mexico) has also gotten a new garage, while Yuma has had 3 new additions; a new garage, a truck dealer and a brand new truck stop.

And there's one more considerable improvement - we keep working hard on improving our road signs to make them more realistic. If you like to navigate the world "the old way" - just turn off the GPS and watch the signs along the road closely - you should have a much easier time in more regions. The sign system in Arizona, along with several truck stops and the US-95 in California, has received a complete overhaul - so old-school trucking should feel way more natural from now on.

Finally, let's look at the old continent! New additions here are part of our continuous effort to improve the vast road network that Europe already has. Let us mention here two new rural roads in France -  one for the Vive la France! map expansion, and one for the base game. The first one connects highways A10 and A6, where you can find the beautiful city of Montargis near-by; the second road connects A6 with the N44. Since the rural roads in France have proven to be very popular, we hope you'll like these too.

Not enough you say? Absolutely right! The revelations are far from over, as some region(s) have yet to be unveiled at all! Remember to check our blog and social media, as more info will be coming soon.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Washington: Landscapes

If you have ever had the chance to visit Washington State in the USA, you may have noticed that almost everywhere you go you will see green, even while driving through the city areas. The state is even nicknamed the 'Evergreen State' and has the Green Darner Dragonfly as their state insect mascot.

Our team has been focusing on re-creating these forests and landscapes to bring them as close as possible to their real-world counterparts which you can see from this gallery of screenshots.

From Hemlocks to Firs to Spruces, many trees can be found almost anywhere you turn in Washington State. In fact, the number of trees is so high that Rock Paper Shotgun's Senior Editor Alec Meer mentioned them 20 times in their recent article, which showcased an exclusive early look at our upcoming map expansion.

Just as impressive as the forests are the views you will come across while driving. With new horizon models, we are sure that we will be seeing a lot more drivers using the in-game photo studio to share pictures from their travels. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SCS Open House Invitation

Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce our participation in the 5th Annual Open House Prague festival held on Saturday the 18th of May and Sunday the 19th of May 2019.

During the weekend, visitors are invited to explore and visit 85 open buildings in Prague which are usually closed to the general public. We are excited to be able to welcome our fans as well as any other visitors who are interested in taking a tour of our recently extended office space where our games are created.

For those who are already planning to visit us, we will be open between 10am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekend. You can find our office location here, just a short 5-minute walk from the local metro station.

We are looking forward to meeting you all and showing you around.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Trailer News Part 2: Euro Truck Simulator 2

As promised, we are back for Part 2 of Trailer News, and this time we will be sharing what we have been working on for ETS2 in 1.35. We are excited to show you many new trailer types and combinations which you will be able to haul in the next update.

Similar to other types of trailers that we already have in-game (such as box and cargo trailers), we are excited to be able to bring you a large variety of now ownable trailers. Let's start with container trailers.

Log trailers have also received an update; which will see the inclusion of a large combination of them that vary in both length and size. Logging trailers will also include the variant from Schwarzmüller, which will be available for purchase.

Thanks to recent successful trials in Germany and The Netherlands, you will now be able to use Double Trailers within these countries.

We have also received a large number of requests from our community to have the ability to purchase their own Schwarzmüller trailers. We are happy to announce that they will be available for purchase in the Trailer Dealership in this upcoming update.

You will now also be able to haul an extended Krone Boxliner Trailer which is designed for 40 feet containers.

The possibilities are endless for hauling different types of trailers in 1.35. We can't wait for you to try them for yourself.