Tuesday, April 20, 2021

#RenaultTrucksEvolution Design Contest Reminder

We've teamed up with the amazing team over at Renault Trucks to give you the incredibly exciting opportunity to create a paint job design for the new Renault Trucks T High Evolution, which could feature in-game in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and on a REAL Truck!


With limited time left until your entry must be submitted, let us run you through how YOU can get creative and take part in this amazing opportunity, and what prizes are up for grabs. 


You have until the 25th of April to create and submit your own originally created design
and this can be done in a number of ways! 

  • If you have experience in modding, you can create your paint job and transfer it in-game. Then take a screenshot of the T High Evolution truck with your "skin" in the game and send it. 
  • If you are good at editing, you can paint/draw/overlay your design onto images of the truck
  • Not great with software? Print out the template images provided, draw on them and scan/capture them and send them to us! 

Everything you need to know is on this special landing page developed especially for this contest! We highly suggest you read the rules, plus terms and conditions very carefully!

So what exactly is up for grabs in terms of prizes? All of the 5 finalists will receive very cool rewards kindly provided by the exclusive sponsor of this campaign, Thrustmaster. Winners will receive the amazing T150 steering wheel!

And what about the ultimate winner? Well for that person we have prepared something very special. Their design will actually be recreated by the team at Renault Trucks on one of their production trucks and revealed in a special event around Summer 2021 at Renault Trucks' headquarters in Lyon, France. The creator of this design will get an expenses-paid VIP invitation to this special celebration, to be the star of the night, to see the truck, to test-drive it, and to enjoy a good time with people from SCS Software and Renault Trucks*.  Plus, we will bring this design into the game as an exclusive paint job as well! 

With so many exciting prizes up for grabs, you have zero reasons not to enter! Get creative and you could see your original artwork on a Renault truck! We have received so many great submissions so far and we look forward to seeing so many more! Here are just a few of them so far (this doesn't mean you won't be picked as a finalist, we are simply just showing some of the ones we personally like!)

If you are looking for some inspiration, have a watch of our previous streams where you can find tips and tricks not only from one of our own artists here at SCS Software but also from Paul Daintree, Design Director for Renault Trucks! Watch them below! (we apologize for the technical difficulties with audio during our stream with Annie!): 

*The planned reward of an expenses-paid trip to the launch event in Lyon might be subject to change, as neither SCS Software nor Renault Trucks can guarantee that future COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions will allow such an event to take place.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Iberia: Community Showcase

With the recent release of Iberia for Euro Truck Simulator 2, our social media channels have been filled to the brim with photos & videos from your first journeys through this enormous peninsula. We love looking through them during the workday and we even share them with each other across our internal channels. It really does bring a lot of positivity among our colleagues as we love seeing drivers getting creative with video content and sharing some really cool snaps! 

We'd love to share a selection of content created by you, our #BestCommunityEver! What you see here is really just the tip of the iceberg; you can watch a lot more or find your favorite creators here. You can also continue to send us your screenshots and videos from Iberia on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CruisingIberia.

Our #BestCommunityEver have also been busy in our #CruisingIberia event! In just 8 days, you completely smashed the community goal of 250,000,000 km! WOW! Looks like we are going to have to check your logbooks to make sure you have been taking regular driving breaks, as even we weren't expecting you to reach this goal so quickly!  

So what does this mean for the event? This means everybody who has completed their personal goal will receive a Plush Iberian Lynx toy and an Iberian Mask Bobblehead ornament as Steam inventory items via the World of Trucks site. If you haven't already completed your personal goal, don't worry! You still have plenty of time participate and we urge you take things slow, as you continue #CruisingIberia. Find all the details on how you can take part at our dedicated blogpost.

We have also received a large amount of reviews on our Iberia Steam Page. To everyone who takes the time to write reviews and give constructive criticism about Iberia, thank you! If you have enjoyed your travels through Iberia thus far, it would support us a lot if you could leave us a Steam review.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wyoming: Railroads

With the demand for shipping higher than ever before, drivers on the road are not the only ones feeling the pressure when it comes to making on-time deliveries. Whilst the logistics of railroad operations is completely different to those of a trucker, neither party would be able to operate without the other. And as the railroad network often closely follows the roads, one could say trains are sometimes well-known company on a trucker's journey through the lands, hauling important cargo side by side.

In our upcoming Wyoming DLC for American Truck Simulator,  drivers will be able to contribute to the maintenance of the locomotives that serve the railways and deliver important rail parts from one of the biggest rail yards in the US! 

Located in Cheyenne, this Railyard Depot holds everything from spare parts to service bays for the hundreds of locomotives that ride on its rails every year. Cheyenne is also the home base for UP Big Boy 4014 from Pomona. "Big Boy," the largest steam locomotive in the world! 

Drivers will also be able to deliver to railroad construction sites where tracks are being built for future routes or being repaired.

So while it may seem a little frustrating to be held up at a railroad crossing, remember the train driver is much like us truck drivers! Always on the move and delivering essential goods, products, and more across the country. 

If you would like to help keep the hype train moving, then be sure to add Wyoming to your Steam Wishlist! 


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Iberia: Release + #CruisingIberia Event Start

The BIG day is here! Preparations to release Iberia for Euro Truck Simulator 2 are in top gear! So what time will Iberia be releasing? 

Iberia for Euro Truck Simulator 2 has been released and it's now available on Steam!


So what exactly does our Iberia DLC have to offer for truckers? These are just a few of the things we think you will love! 

  • Travel through the Tabernas Desert, often nicknamed 'mainland Europe's only desert'
  • Take a rest at truck stops and gas stations crafted to match their real-life counterparts as closely as possible
  • See landmarks of all shapes and sizes, from medieval castles to statues of historical figures
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the coast and even the famous 'The Rock of Gibraltar' located on the other side of the bay from the coastal city of Algeciras
  • Immerse yourself in new ambient sound, from the subtle sound of wind through the valleys to the tweeting of birds
  • Explore mountainous areas with a wide range of colorful rocks
  • Visit landmarks like the Guadiana International Bridge and get a bird's-eye view on it with the viewpoint feature
  • And much more!

And that shouldn't be the only reason to explore Iberia for yourself! As an added bonus will also have a World of Trucks event for all new visitors to Spain and Portugal with unique rewards to be earned as you visit each city and deliver jobs. Learn more about the rules in yesterday's blog post and take part in #CruisingIberia at WorldofTrucks.com. We'd love to see your photos across our Social Media channels using the hashtag!


So let's go #CruisingIberia while contributing to its impressively large industry! We've only scratched the surface of what this latest DLC brings to Euro Truck Simulator 2. As always, we cannot wait to hear your thoughts about this vast, beautiful, colorful, varied, culturally rich, and historic peninsula.


We will also be hosting a special Iberia release live-stream across our official YouTube & Twitch & Steam channels starting at 17:00 CEST. Don't miss out on this broadcast as we talk with members of the developers involved in the creation of Iberia and a special guest appearance from Pavel Šebor CEO of SCS Software! We will be answering questions from the community, talking in-depth about the DLC, and of course, releasing the Iberia DLC LIVE on stream!



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Cruising Iberia Event

Please join us as we celebrate our new Iberia DLC releasing tomorrow, April 8th, by participating in our latest World of Trucks event - Cruising Iberia! Experience this vast, beautiful and historic peninsula, while on the job. Originating from the Ancient Greek word Ἰβηρία (Ibēríā), used by Greek geographers, the Iberian Peninsula is over 580,000 km² in size, so it's our largest DLC yet, with 49 cities available to choose from, each offering a wide array of cargoes.

We are inviting you all, our #BestCommunityEver, to take up the challenging community goal of driving 250,000,000 km while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Iberia. While you are #CruisingIberia, we encourage you to visit the many beautiful coastal cities on the north, east, and southern coasts. Iberia's two largest industrial powerhouses are Portugal and Spain. Their combined exports include, but are not limited to, textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, wood products, oil refining, fish canning, rubber and plastic products, electronics and telecommunications, rail transportation and aerospace equipment, ship construction, and of course tourism.

Drivers will also have the opportunity to transport and deliver a variety of equipment and produce within the important fresh fruit and vegetable industry sector across Spain and Portugal. Newly created prefabs represent a wide variety of different farms that can be found in Iberia including large commercial farms and vineyards.

Of the 49 cities, we really want you to see at least 20 of them. So, we're offering a special reward for completing your personal goal, which will require you to deliver cargo to or from your chosen 20 cities. All jobs for the event need to be 200 km or more, so please be sure to read the rules.

And, of course, you can use your own trailer during all of this in the external market!

Iberia also features viewpoints! For the very first time in Europe, you can enjoy handcrafted cinematic views, highlighting the many attractions that can be found. A sample of them are:

  • Visit the ancient port of Santander, the capital of the autonomous and historical region of Cantabria.
  • Drive over the impressive Guadiana International Bridge, the southernmost land crossing on the Portugal–Spain border.
  • View the striking Solar Power Tower of Andalusia, the world's first commercial concentrating solar power tower that took four years to build.
  • Cruise through the Port of Valencia to smell the fresh sea air in the busiest port in the Mediterranean and the fifth busiest in Europe.
  • Experience the beautiful City of Barcelona, the capital and largest city of Catalonia, known for its art and architecture.

Let's go cruising Iberia while contributing to its impressively large industry! Get ready for the journey of a lifetime, because we've only scratched the surface of what this latest DLC brings to Euro Truck Simulator 2. As always, we can not wait to hear your thoughts about this vast, beautiful, colorful, varied, culturally rich, and historic peninsula.

Rules 

Using External Contracts or External Market, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, the community goal is to drive 250,000,000 km while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Iberia.

When a player completes delivery to or from any 20 unique Iberian cities, they will achieve their personal goal.

All jobs for the event need to be at least 200 km or more.

You can check if your recent deliveries met these conditions using your Log Book in your World of Trucks profile.

Rewards: 

Personal goal:
Players that deliver cargo to or from 20 unique Iberian cities will gain a personal World of Trucks Achievement and an impressive, Iberian Lynx-themed, ETS2 truck paint job Steam inventory item.

Community goal: When the community goal of driving 250,000,000 km during deliveries to or from any Iberian city is met, and if the player has also achieved their personal goal, then they will receive a Plush Iberian Lynx toy and an Iberian Mask Bobblehead ornament as Steam inventory items.

Note: In order to qualify for the community rewards, you must complete at least your personal goal in Euro Truck Simulator 2. Each reward will be a Steam inventory item for Euro Truck Simulator 2. Once completed, claim your reward on the Events page on your World of Trucks profile.

The event will be concluded on Tuesday the 11th of May at 23:59 UTC.

We can't wait to see you all out there exploring Iberia, there's so much to see, and we're really looking forward to seeing your photos as you cruise through this brand new map area! Share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #CruisingIberia on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favourite ones (we may even feature some of them in an upcoming blog post!).

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Renault Trucks T & T High: Evolution + Community Design Contest

Last week, we started a short "hype-building" social media campaign by adding the new Renault Trucks model under a red cover in front of a few Renault Trucks dealerships in Euro Truck Simulator 2. We called for our community to share their screenshots of it under the #RenaultTrucksEvolutionIsComing hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. As always - you guys and girls did not disappoint! In these few days, there were more than 2500 tweets and 700 Instagram posts. A few lucky winners have already been selected and rewarded by the Renault Trucks team with some really cool items from their merchandise shop! Congratulations!

Now it's time to imaginarily pull off the red sheet! Lights on! Cameras are rolling, and the paparazzi have their quick fingers on their camera shutters. Are we all ready to welcome the Renault Trucks T Evolution and Renault Trucks T-High Evolution to the game, in a trucking industry first-of-its-kind through a video game before the real event? Let's do this! We are happy to announce that it is now available for everyone in ETS2 on Steam!

It is a very remarkable milestone for us, and we are honoured and proud that our track record, alongside the importance of our #BestCommunityEver, have helped create so strong a position for us in the automotive industry that we are able to work on a cooperation like this. We believe that our fanbase will love the new design and that many of you will head straight to the closest Renault Trucks dealership in the game to buy a new model, or three.

But the addition of this new evolution of Renault Trucks is not where it all ends! After some deep discussions with our friends over at Renault Trucks, we devised a novel idea to recognize and memorialize this awesome cooperation and connection between the automotive industry and our virtual trucking community.

Yes! You the fans of Euro Truck Simulator 2 will have the incredible opportunity to create and vote for your favorite community-created design for the new Renault Trucks T High Evolution. A design that will be created and showcased across both realms - in the real world and in our game!

Starting from tomorrow, the 7th of April, and lasting until the end of the 25th of April, 2021, everyone can get creative and participate in our very special Renault Trucks Evolution Design Contest! You can wrap your design on a truck in ETS2, like a modder, or download images of the Renault Trucks T High Evolution and use your favorite software to paint/draw/compose on it. You can even print these images, draw on them and scan them/send the final images of your application!

Everything you need to know is on this special landing page developed especially for this contest! We highly suggest you to read the regulations, and terms and conditions very carefully!

After the 25th of April, 2021, a jury team comprising of people from Renault Trucks & SCS Software will browse all valid entries and pick the 5 best and most suitable designs. These designs will then be voted on by our community to decide the ultimate winner from the 30th of April to the 2nd of May, 2021 on a special website created by Renault Trucks. 

Now a few words about the rewards, shall we? All of the 5 finalists will receive very cool rewards kindly provided by the exclusive sponsor of this campaign, Thrustmaster. Winners will receive their amazing T150 steering wheel!

And what about the ultimate winner, the one and only design that will win the community's final vote? Well for that person we have prepared something very special. Their design will actually be recreated by the team at Renault Trucks on one of their production trucks and revealed in a special event around Summer 2021 at Renault Trucks headquarters in Lyon, France. The creator of this design will get an expenses-paid VIP invitation to this special celebration, to be the star of the night, to see the truck, to test-drive it, and to enjoy a good time with people from SCS Software and Renault Trucks.*

Plus, we will bring this design into the game as an exclusive paint job as well! 

We have probably just put a lot of pressure on everyone wanting to participate in this contest, right? This is definitely something worth taking part in, as the winner will literally become a legend of the ETS2 virtual world!

Would you like to ask some questions about the truck, or get to know more details about the design contest? We've got you covered! Join us today from 18:00 CEST time on Twitch, YouTube, or Steam as we will do a very special stream on this topic. And we won't be alone because we will have a very special and VIP guest joining us directly from France - Mr. Paul Daintree, Director of Design at Renault Trucks! We can't wait to introduce him to our amazing fans!

*The planned reward of an expenses-paid trip to the launch event in Lyon might be subject to change, as neither SCS Software nor Renault Trucks can guarantee that future COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions will allow such an event to take place.