Friday, September 24, 2021

New Iberian Roads

From the scorching temperatures of the Tabernas Desert to the bustling city of Madrid, Iberia has been a popular destination for truckers since its release in April. Based on feedback from our community since its launch, our map team thought it'd be good to revisit the map expansion and bring some new additional content. 

Their main focus is to bring new country roads alongside the many highways of Iberia for you to use and explore. For those who prefer to take the more scenic routes while trucking, we know how much you'll appreciate it! 

So where will be these new roads located? The first new addition can be found north of Madrid, linking together the A-1 and A-2 highways. This new road (N-234) passes alongside the city, which also happens to be located by the River Douro, the mouth of which can be found in Portugal! 

The second new road can be found in the south of Portugal, starting near the city of Sines, passing by the city of Beja and ending in Spain, just above Seville! These new roads will not only provide truckers with alternative routes whilst out on delivery, but also more beautiful scenery and areas to explore in Iberia!

This content is being created by our new map designers as a part of their training program. However, we have been impressed by their work so much that we decided to use it and bring it to the Iberia expansion in the near future, most probably still this year. We always try our best to have some extra capacity to occasionally revisit/reskin some parts of the older in-game worlds, that's something you already know about us. Maybe you'll start seeing more of these extra additions across our released DLCs from time to time as well, who knows.

We hope you'll enjoy this new and free additional content that is coming to the Iberia expansion! 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

ATS & ETS2: Volvo Construction Equipment DLC

Volvo Construction Equipment is among the world’s leading manufacturers of articulated haulers and wheel loaders, and one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of excavation equipment, road development machines, and compact construction equipment. With over 180 years in the business, Volvo CE continues to lead in their field and in technology and safety. 

Today we are excited to announce the arrival of this premium brand to both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator! The Volvo Construction Equipment DLC (ATS, ETS2) includes 5 different branded construction machinery from Volvo CE's line-up for drivers to haul and deliver across Europe and the USA. This DLC pack will include:

A25G (Articulated Hauler)

The Volvo A25G is a medium-sized articulated Dump Truck, weighing in at over 22 tons and measuring at over 3.3m (11ft) in height and 10m (33ft) in length! This machine is most commonly used in agriculture, mining, construction, and highway maintenance.

SD160B (Soil Compactor)

The SD160B is a Soil Compactor that weighs 16 tons and measuring 3m (10ft) in height and 6m (20ft) in length! This machine is perfect for working on foundations, buildings, pavements, and other structures.

EC220E (Crawler Excavator)

The EC220E Crawler Excavator is the ultimate digging tool. Weighing up to 25 tons, 3m (10ft) in height, and 9.7m (32ft) in length, it is used in mining, road building, civil engineering, general construction, and more!

EW240E Material Handler (Excavator)

The EW240E Material Handler is made for all jobs large and small! At over 9.4m (31ft) in height and weighing 28 tons, it is the ultimate machine for the job at hand.

L250H (Wheel Loader)

The L250H Wheel Loader is a heavy-duty machine weighing 34 tons, 3.6m (12ft) in height, and 7.3m (24ft) in length! It is the perfect machine to dig, move, load, and more at any job site.

We are proud to be working with the Volvo Group to bring you these new additions to both of our trucking titles which also includes 2 new cargoes for drivers to deliver to and from construction sites; a large excavator bucket and large machinery tires.  

For those who plan on hauling Volvo Construction Equipment in both ETS2 and ATS, be sure to check out our special sale bundle, which will contain the DLC for both games at a special 50% discount (essentially receiving content for both games for the price of one!) 

Looking for a show to watch today in the evening? Then join us on our Twitch and YouTube channels ar we will host a live stream in which we plan to showcase and haul some of these new mighty machines!

We look forward to seeing your screenshots and videos of you hauling Volvo Construction Equipment with your rigs! Be sure to share them with us on our social media platforms (ETS2 Facebook, ATS Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Happy Hauling! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Renault Trucks T High Evolution Signed Artwork Giveaway

As we mentioned in our recent live stream, we have prepared an exclusive and unique giveaway for our #BestCommunityEver. Annie is giving the final touch to her design of the Renault Trucks T Evolution carrying that butterfly paint job she painted on a live stream a few months ago, and we have decided that once everything will be finished, we will host a giveaway for a number of prints.

To be precise, we have 5 copies of this artwork, we'll get them signed by as many SCS people as possible, and then we will give away 3 of these limited edition artwork posters to the community (1 will stay in the office, 1 will be sent over to our friends over at Renault Trucks headquarters in Lyon, France).

To participate, you will have to hop in the Renault Truck T High Evolution vehicles in ETS2 and take a screenshot of your mighty trucks at some of your favorite scenic locations. Then, share it across Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, under the hashtag #RenaultTrucksEvolution with tagging our and Renault Trucks' (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) social media profiles. 

After two weeks we will pick the 3 winners whose screenshots stole our hearts the most and ship these exceptional artwork posters to their addresses. Good luck!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

#CruisingWyoming Event Community Goal Reached

Howdy, truckers! It seems you are all enjoying exploring the new cities and wonderful places that are featured in Wyoming DLC. In fact, it would appear that your passion and excitement for this new map expansion was so strong, that in less than two weeks since release, we are able to share with you some great news regarding the #CruisingWyoming World of Trucks event.

With 80,000,000 miles (128,747,520 km) ahead of the players, our #BestCommunityEver came together and already successfully completed this challenging goal! Thanks to this, the reward for reaching the community goal has now been unlocked. We hope the hanging Jade Bison ornament will be a valuable addition to the beautiful Wyoming Bison-themed truck pain job - the personal rewards most of you have already unlocked. 

Absolutely amazing! We are grateful for all your hard work and effort to complete this challenge so quickly. For those who are yet to receive their personal rewards, do not fear, because the event will remain active till Sunday the 7th of November at 23:59 UTC.

Even though the goal has been reached, keep sharing your screenshots and videos with us on social media using the hashtag #CruisingWyoming, and make sure to tag our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. And don’t worry, we are already thinking about other exciting World of Trucks events that we will bring to ATS and ETS2 in the future.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Wyoming Community Spotlight

With the recent release of Wyoming for American Truck Simulator, we have been flooded with various feedback coming from all over the world and all kinds of platforms. 

Today, we’ll present to you some of this feedback, starting with the opinions of some of our favorite content creators, who have been busier than ever, recording and streaming their journeys in this new state. We truly appreciate these creators telling us about their experience and we’re excited to share with you what they had to say about the latest map expansion!

"Wyoming is packed with detail and surprises in every town. The first thing I noticed about the new map is the large area in the northwest corner, there was no city or delivery points. The map team built this huge area just to explore Yellowstone. They did not have to put a purely recreational section on the map but they did it anyway, and it's beautiful! While driving between cities, there is detail in the distance and close by to make every drive feel like there is something new. The landmarks and places of interest in cities and even truck stops are just like they are in real life! They really captured the atmosphere of Wyoming." - Ryastream

"WOW, just WOW *stares out the window* OKAY! It’s time to keep your eyes on the road! With plenty of roads to explore, you’ll definitely see lots of different terrains and scenery that Wyoming has to offer. There is plenty to do here too, from visiting landmarks, cities, viewpoints and cattle farms, and much more! After traveling around for 10 hours or so, I feel like there is still much more out there to find, including working on those new achievements. SCS Software has done a fantastic job with this DLC and the attention to detail is fantastic." - Jenko90_

"Fancy exploring a new state in American Truck Simulator? Wyoming has countless awe-inspiring natural wonders. Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Bighorn National Parks will leave you staggered. Devils Tower, Hell’s Half Acre, and Flaming Gorge Dam are some of the coolest landmarks I have ever seen in ATS. The DLC is abundant in small challenging roads, including a thrilling under-construction road in US-287; along with numerous state-of-the-art company depots. I highly recommend this DLC to all the ATS players; I can assure you that you will not regret it." - A. P. 101 Gaming

"Let’s just start off by saying that Wyoming was way more enjoyable than I expected. I have not personally been there but there are those who said that the map was “Spot on”. I had a wonderful time driving through the mountains and open terrains. The details of textures are amazing and it has a realistic feel to it. There are plenty of rest stops and most come with a beautiful view. I plan on opening every viewpoint because the one near the Devil’s Tower absolutely blew me away. THANK YOU for adding Livestock! Being a country girl, this was a great addition." - ThatGirlNisha

"The moment I crossed the Wyoming border, I immediately started noticing the little details SCS put in, and as an outsider being able to catch all these things, that is saying a lot. It truly is a fully immersive experience. Even my community members who are locals of Wyoming are impressed by the accuracy of the new areas. Great job SCS. Thank you for pouring so much hard work into this DLC. It definitely shows!" - The Clumsy Geek

"From state to state, I am amazed at the quality and quantity of work that the mapper teams do. In a frankly small area, everything that is in the real state of Wyoming was recreated. Each region of the state has its own climate, its own vegetation, and its own "places of power". In the south, the climate is arid, there are not many plants and grass, especially noticeable on the border with the state of Utah. Majestic mountains, wide plains, vast agricultural land... Pure nature. And don't be afraid of the Bison, they are cute." - TheAlive55

"The Wyoming DLC is really, really nice. I am always surprised by how great the developers from SCS Software can create landscapes. The attention to the details, even in this map expansion, is absolutely breathtaking!" - Chris Maximus

But our #BestCommunityEver consists of many more other members. Our social media channels have been filled to the brim with photos & videos from your first journey in this new state. We love looking through them during the workday and we even share them with each other across our internal channels. You can continue to send us your screenshots and videos from Wyoming on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ThatsWY.

We have also received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews on our Steam Page. To everyone who takes the time to write reviews and give constructive criticism about Wyoming, thank you! Here are just a few of our favorites! If you would like to leave a review, be sure to do so at the Wyoming Steam Store Page.

However, Wyoming hasn't just gotten attention in the form of community-created content, but also from official press coverage, such as this fantastic review article from PCInvasion. We highly recommend giving them a read if you are still unsure if Wyoming is worth the trip in American Truck Simulator. 

We are extremely grateful for the general feedback and we appreciate the support of the #BestCommunityEver. Our developers are always doing their best to transform their passion into game design, and it is truly encouraging to read this type of feedback. Thank you all very much!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Lyon Reskin

We are always excited to show our community what changes and updates we are working on in our upcoming updates. Today we want to focus on one of the more noticeable changes drivers can expect to see when driving through the Euro Truck Simulator 2 world.

The city of Lyon is the third-largest city in France after Paris and Marseille and is an important hub for transportation and logistics across the country. Today we are happy to share with you that Lyon will be receiving a major reskin, giving it a fresh and up-to-date look. So what exactly has been changed? Let's take a closer look! 

As you can see from these comparison shots, a lot has changed! In fact, a majority of the city layout has been reworked to make it more realistic and true to life. Previously, drivers would use junctions and bridges that were not suitable for heavy trucks, we have now updated these areas to include the routes that truckers actually use to enter and exit Lyon and its surrounding industrial areas. 

To make this possible, we added 4 new junctions, two of which lead to areas where drivers can load and unload from local industries.  We have also added 3 new Landmarks, the Viaduc de Perrache, the Musée des Confluences, and the Groupama Stadium, along with giving our older Landmarks already present around Lyon a facelift.

Many of the older vegetation models such as trees and wildflowers have been replaced with newer ones, which gives the city a completely new look in terms of natural beauty. Road signs and roads, in general, have also been updated with more accurate, realistic, and detailed textures. While many of the major changes are quite obvious, we will leave it up to you to explore Lyon for yourself to spot them all!

We look forward to sharing more with you about what we are working on for future updates! Watch this space and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and announcements.