Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sardinia

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 over 195 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 Schwarzm├╝ller, 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 Schwarzm├╝ller 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.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Important Notice For Our Modding Community

Due to the appearance of mods with sets of our World of Trucks event rewards and Steam inventory items - we feel the need to clarify our policy.


Seeing countless mods for our games is great and we're happy that so many talented people are investing their time in adjusting, improving or creating new content - but there are limits of what is and isn't fine. Simply copying our content, without making any meaningful changes (and without making the mod DLC dependable in case of DLC content) absolutely isn't. Steam inventory item modifications are not either. These items are meant as, and should stay so, something special that not everyone has, while also being a part of Valve's Steam market.

This restriction isn't meant to harm our great modding community, it's strictly to protect the value of said items. Every single one of them has to be obtained as a reward for time invested into our many WoTr events, or eventually bought from someone who earned them that way.

So far we've banned a few of those mods, and some of the authors were warned. From now on, we will take these mods as a direct violation of property rights and we will react accordingly.

We've set up a topic for questions about this - if there are any - on our forum. We won't reply on questions regarding this restriction anywhere else.

Due to the informative nature of this post, comments have been disabled.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

ETS2 Teasing

Recently we released a short video showing A Road To Somewhere New... a first real taste of what major map expansion will be arriving next in Euro Truck Simulator 2.


The response we saw from the community was outstanding and many of you started to guess and create speculation of where these new roads are located. Today, we are excited to share a new gallery of more screenshots from these locations. 

Which countries can be explored? Where will the roads lead? Only time will tell...