Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day: Loads of Love

Sometimes driving the highway can be lonely work, you may have the radio playing, or even have the GPS Voice Navigation enabled, but nothing beats the feeling of driving together with a fellow trucker.

This Valentine's Day, we want to share that same feeling with the community we love. We hope to see you out driving on the roads with us in the future.

Loads of Love,

SCS Software ❤️

P.S: We are also sharing the love with our weekly sale on Steam, with a variety of discounts available across the Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator range. Be sure to check it out! 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Eco-regions of Iberia

From semi-arid southeastern deserts to the green coniferous forests, the Iberian Peninsula is home to a rich and very diverse ecosystem. With two dominant climates types, temperatures and weather can vary depending on where you are traveling.

However, Iberia which is best known for warmer weather and its beautiful coastlines can become quite cool during the winter, which brings out the greener vegetation found across the the peninsula.

With Iberia being the second largest European peninsula by area, you can be sure to see a wide range of different ecoregions in our upcoming map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2. The variety of ecosystems makes for an interesting challenge for our map teams, who will have the task of blending and combining together the different parts of the region (as explained in more detail in our recent Under the Hood blog).

Like what you see? Be sure to check out more exclusive images found on our Twitter and Instagram account, and make sure to add Iberia to your Steam wishlist!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dawn over Idaho

After driving hundreds of miles through the night, the first light of the morning is often a very welcome sight for drivers. For many, it's the first glimpse of the surrounding landscape as the sun rises creating spectacular colors and rays of light in the sky, which makes for a beautiful photo.

With Idaho for American Truck Simulator beginning to take shape, we wanted to share with you a selection of shots from locations across the state during a sunrise. With just enough light to make-out some known landmarks, we thought it would be fun to present you with a challenge!

Let us know the location of each of these shots in the blog comments or on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and we will pick one lucky person who will win a special prize. Be sure to get guessing, and to add Idaho to your Steam Wishlist if you're excited by what you see.

Friday, February 7, 2020

SCS On The Road 2020

It's time for us to get ready for the SCS On The Road season 2020, and we cannot wait to get travelling again. Each visit to a different location presents the opportunity for us to meet people from our community, as-well as meet with new and existing industry representatives which could lead to potential future collaborations and releases.

We are excited to announce that for 2020, we plan to travel to a variety of industry and gaming exhibitions around the world. You can expect us to be on the show floor, however in some cases it might not be exhibiting with our SCS Sim Trailer or booth, but walking the show floor, so be sure to keep an eye out for us in our trademark ETS2 or ATS T-Shirts!

The first stop on our Calendar takes us to the Mid-America Trucking Show, which we last visited in 2016 (where did the time go?) shortly followed by our first ever trip to Truck World Canada to meet with various industry contacts, but we hope to meet many of you from our community too.

If you are planning to attend any of these events, be sure to let us know! Our team would be more than happy to say hello, have a chat, and take a selfie. You may even receive some ETS2 or ATS swag as a gift. However please keep in mind that some of these events are still being planned, and that changes may be made to our schedule, which will be sure to inform you of on our blog and social media channels.

Last year we also enlisted the help of some of our local fans willing to help us on some of these events. We think it's a great way to connect with a few of our most loyal fans and offer them a very unique (and also paid) experience.

If you would like to become a part of our crew for a weekend, please let us know. Successful candidates must be 18+, native speakers of the region of the given event, have great social skills, knowledgeable players of our games and active members of the fan community, ideally with a history of involvement with our betas, or perhaps recognised creators from the modding community.

If you are free for two days of your time, have the skill and the passion to become a "roadie" and become join our crew, please get in touch with us by mail on this address.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ETS2 1.37 - Rework of French Cities

As you already know, we plan to focus on technical improvements in our upcoming semi-regular game updates; first sound and then graphics. However, a small part of our map team is constantly working on improvements of the existing parts of our game worlds, to help improve the overall look and feel of some of the older areas of the games.

In update 1.37, the French cities of Metz, Reims, Strassbourg, and Dijon will receive a fresh lick of paint with a rehaul of its roads which have been given a new look. You will also notice that many of the older vegetation models have been replaced with newer models, along with some of the terrain materials which have been updated.

But that's not all! You will also find that some of the traffic signs have been switched with newer assets to accurately represent the area, along with one of the road intersections which has had its layout reworked (can you spot which one?)

What other surprises lie around the corner in future updates? You will just have to wait and see, but for now, we hope you will enjoy the refresh of these french cities and hope you will take the time to revisit these cities when 1.37 is ready.

Be sure to check out our various social media channels (Twitter/Instagram) for exclusive images of the reworked cities not found here.