Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Iberia: Gameplay Preview

It's time we take a closer look at our next upcoming DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Iberia. We are starting off slow here, as we do not want to spoil the enjoyment of discovering the beauty of the peninsula for yourself.  

Take a seat in the position of the driver and join us as we drive from the port of Algeciras to Malaga! This gameplay video will also give you a first look at our new visual lighting system that is still a work-in-progress from a first-person view; let us know what you think!

If you like what you see, then be sure to add Iberia to your Steam Wishlist. It really helps support us and our upcoming expansions. Gracias!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Iberia: Tollgates & Toll Roads

Spain and Portugal have an excellent and fast motorway network which spans the entire peninsula, and in comparison to other European countries, it has very few motorway tolls. However, you may still find yourself travelling on a toll road or coming across a toll plaza when driving across our upcoming Iberia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Any driver and their wallet traveling across Europe would be very familiar with paying tolls, especially in countries such as France, but there is a good reason behind them. Toll roads give road users the option to drive on a better maintained, less busy, and more often than not, a faster route to their destination. However, these roads can rack up quite the bill when you're doing a lot of driving in a day. 

The Iberia DLC will feature an array of different toll booth designs and technologies, from the slower traditional tolls with barriers, to the latest in toll road technology; overhead cameras reading every vehicle's tags without them needing to slow down! 

We look forward to sharing more about Iberia with you soon, but until then, please keep in mind that the images and visual lighting you see featured in this post are still in a work in progress state and may not represent the final released product. 

Whilst the tolls may hurt your wallet virtually, one thing that is free is adding Iberia to your Steam Wishlist! It really helps supports us and our upcoming releases and we thank those who have already done so! 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Hauling Hope Event

Virtual Truckers of the world, we are all still enduring hard times, as the world continues to battle COVID-19. The fight is not over, but we can see light at the end of the tunnel, we see hope in the creation of the COVID-19 Vaccines and their rapid worldwide roll-out. We would like to, once again, recognise the selfless drivers and support crews working so incredibly hard to achieve this goal. So, we are inviting you to take part in personally delivering these vaccines, across any and all trucking territories in the World of Trucks Hauling Hope event!

Last year, in March, we asked you all to respond in the way we thought best, which was to take part in the unprecedented #TruckAtHome event. The community effort was incredible, it was at a level of participation that we had never seen before. We celebrated with you all further, by delivering financial support and supplies directly to those on the front line, for each new milestone that the community reached.

This time, it will be your own personal journey. Our slogan is #HaulingHope, and the goal is for you to deliver this fragile and precious cargo undamaged, so you will need to be extra careful when making your delivery. The cargo will have a zero-damage tolerance and will require a Fragile Cargo skill, level 1, to be carried.

This event is a chance to take part in delivering something more than just a cargo, it's a chance to deliver hope to the world, if only virtually.

Where you go and how far you haul will be up to you. What is important is that you enjoy the event, spread the word so that others can share the hope, and stay safe and healthy.

#HaulingHope Event Rules:

Using External Contracts with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both, your Personal goal is to complete at least 7 undamaged deliveries of COVID-19 Vaccine cargo across any trucking territories. To be able to see and carry this cargo, you need to have a Fragile Cargo skill of at least level 1.


Personal goal: Your contribution of 7 or more deliveries of COVID-19 Vaccine cargo will gain you: 

  • A World of Trucks Achievement.
  • A prestigeous, Hope Trucker Insiginia, cabin item to hang in your truck.

The event will be concluded on Sunday 7th February 23:59 UTC.

Monday, January 18, 2021

#XmasWiseGiving + #CruisingColorado Conclusion

The holiday season is a time of rest for most people, but for the logistics industry, it is the busiest time of the year! Over the past couple of months, drivers from across the world have united to deliver gifts wisely on both sides of the Atlantic in our Christmas Wise Giving Event.  

Thousands of deliveries needed to be made for cities across both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator and our #BestCommunityEver delivered! We thank you for all the hard work and time each of you put in to help unlock rewards for all drivers to enjoy in-game.

In less than 24 hours, drivers have already completed their personal goals of completing 15 deliveries across Europe/USA and 75 of the 350 hearts and gifts needed to receive the first tier of the community rewards. By the end of the first day of the event, Osnabruck became the first city to max out on both given and received gift deliveries and you, the community, reached the first tier! 

With that kind of momentum, it was no wonder that the final tier of the community goal was achieved on the 27th of December, just 10 days after the beginning of the event! The rate of deliveries completed even had Santa in the North Pole shocked! 

We want to thank every single driver who contributed to the event, and to those who really went the extra mile. It really brings a huge smile to the faces of the SCS team to see how much you enjoyed these events, and how you managed to complete them quicker every year, despite the many deliveries we challenge you with. We hope you enjoy the unique Christmas accessories and paint jobs that you have so rightfully earned and use them as a reminder of this year's event. 

However, the #XmasWiseGiving event wasn't the only event you could take part in during the festive period. For the first time ever, we had 2 consecutive World of Trucks events running alongside each other! 

On November 12th, with the release of Colorado for American Truck Simulator, we began the #CruisingColorado event. We set a goal for truckers to drive 60,000,000 combined miles whilst delivering to or from any of the 13 cities in the state of Colorado. With Colorado themed rewards to be earned, it only took our community 7 days to reach the goal of 60 million miles, incredible! 

This really does go to show the strength and power of our community when we work together. We thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing more development news with you in the future.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Wyoming: Guess the place!

Today we are excited to share with you some pictures from Wyoming, our upcoming DLC expansion for American Truck Simulator. However, while we usually talk about the landmarks and areas that we decide to show, we thought it might be fun to switch it up a little for this post! 

We think our community is pretty good when it comes to detective work, so we thought we might present you with the challenge of figuring out the locations of these images! Think you know the answers? Let us know in the blog comments or any of our official social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and you could win a steam key for Wyoming on us when it releases! 

Please keep in mind, however, both the lighting and map expansion seen in these shots are still 'work in progress' and may not represent the final product at the time of release. Also, if you like what you see, be sure to add Wyoming to your Steam Wishlist! It really helps to support us with releases of our future content.