Friday, May 28, 2021

Open World Trucking Bundle

You may have noticed that Steam is currently running the Open World sale. We consider ourselves pioneers of the open-world exploration genre with our truck sims, and we are happy that both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator have been included in such an offer among other great titles.

We had a really fantastic time with our #BestCommunityEver on our developer stream yesterday. It was a pleasure to present our progress on Convoy, our take on implementing multiplayer support into our games Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator

Currently, this new feature is still under testing in Experimental Beta for American Truck Simulator. But as of the upcoming Update 1.41, Convoy will give you a chance to enjoy both games with your friends! We thought that this is a great opportunity for us to make it a no-brainer for loyal fans of either of our games to pick up the other title if they are still missing it in their game library. We have created a special time-limited Open World Trucking Bundle through which anyone can easily grab ETS2 and/or ATS. No excuses, everyone will be ready to join their friends' convoys!

The sale is already underway and it will end on May 31st at 10:00AM PDT (5PM UTC). Besides both of the games being on sale individually, the whole bundle will be a part of the sale too. Also, don't forget to check out some of our other games and DLC as they are receiving a discount as well. 

We hope we’ll see you and many more new faces on the road!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

New Truck Spotted in ETS2

Our office received some interesting material this morning. Coming from a professional truck spotter, who wanted to remain anonymous, we received some very exciting photos of a never-before-seen truck. 

As photographed, the vehicle was covered in a special camouflage wrap typically used by manufacturers to obscure a vehicle's shapes, lines and unique elements, to make it hard to discern exactly how a new vehicle model will look like before its official reveal.

For now, further details are still unknown to us, but one thing is clear, there will be a new truck for any trucker or fan of Euro Truck Simulator 2 to look forward to. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Wyoming: Nature #2

We know what you’re thinking. You’ve already seen the nature of Wyoming on our blog previously. The problem, or perhaps an advantage, is that our lovely map designers supplied us with many more beautiful scenes taken from the upcoming Wyoming DLC and it would’ve been criminal not to share these additional screenshots with the #BestCommunityEver. So buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Whether it is Boysen State Park with its interesting geological formations, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the already mentioned famous four W’s, Bighorn National Forest and its diverse landscape, or perhaps Targhee National Forest, which boasts with many natural marvels - there will certainly be no shortage of eye-pleasing distractions along the road.

The natural wonders of Wyoming are full of historically important locations, jaw-dropping scenery, and diverse wildlife. This description, however, truly pales in comparison to seeing it with your own eyes.

Since Wyoming’s industry is tied to mining and agriculture, the real magic of the local environment is how technological progress does not devalue beauty, instead, it fits right into what we admire in the first place.

All this and more is coming in the upcoming Wyoming DLC! Once you bounce back after being blown away by the natural spectacle you have witnessed, don’t forget to support us by adding the Wyoming update to your Steam Wishlist. Thank you and we’ll see you on the road!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Autoestrada A24

Today, we want to share with you a few pictures from a new road segment that will be added to Euro Truck Simulator 2's Iberia DLC with the upcoming 1.41 update.

Autoestrada A24 runs north to south across the Douro river valley, connecting A7 and A25. It passes through a very scenic region of Portugal, famous for its many vineyards. Originally, this road was considered for release with Iberia DLC, but we did not manage to complete it in time. We decided to finish A24 anyway and bring it to you in an update, as we did not want to leave this beautiful part of Portugal behind!

We hope that you have as much fun pulling cargoes across Iberia as we had making it!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

California Dreamin' #2 - Road Network Rework

Recently, we shared the first development update on giving our starting state in American Truck Simulator a reskin. Today we are excited to share with you another update regarding the major road layout rework. What changes can drivers expect to see? Let's take a closer look, shall we?

Our world design tools have been considerably improved during the years since ATS was released, and we plan to take advantage of the new power. For example, our map designers can now pay attention to details like the proper roll of the road surface in a curve. We are also trying to make sure we get our research right when it comes to unique road signage elements, proper road markings, or the use of cat's eyes. We hope to achieve a completely new look and feel when driving across the State. 

Road junctions will also be receiving a rework from the ground up, as well as modifications to the general layout of CA roads. The team involved in this rework is striving to make it a seamless drive throughout the state. Cities will be also completely reconstructed and feature new depots and an upgraded economy. This also includes an update to regular truck stops and rest areas found throughout California! 

The changes and improvements we plan are massive, however, please keep in mind that we are not redoing California from scratch. While many places will be overhauled completely, there are sceneries that we feel have withstood the test of time really well, or may only need a thin layer of additional polish. At any rate, we're striving to provide a cohesive experience well in line with our current world creation best practices.

We can't wait to share with you more development updates from California and more! Keep an eye here on our official blog and social media channels for more content in the future. Happy trucking!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Wyoming: Nature

When it comes to natural beauty, Wyoming boasts an impressive number of firsts, including America's first national monument, the nation's first national forest, and the world's first national park. With an abundance of breathtaking landscapes, it's no wonder that one of the state's top contributors to the economy is tourism! In American Truck Simulator, you'll get to experience all of this and more in our upcoming Wyoming DLC.

One such location is the Bridger-Teton National Forest, best known for the four W's - Wildlife, Waterfalls, Wilderness, and Wild and Scenic Rivers. Located in the west of Wyoming, it is the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States and a must-visit location for any traveler.

No matter where you are headed, Wyoming offers natural beauty at every corner, so make sure you have your camera on hand for that picture-perfect shot with your truck! 

We look forward to sharing more development news about Wyoming in the future; and the beautiful landscapes and new road networks that will arrive with it. Until then, however, be sure to check out the official Wyoming Steam store page with early-development screenshots, and if you wish to support us, be sure to add Wyoming to your Steam Wishlist!