Monday, January 24, 2022

Texas - Cotton Gin

It’s time to reveal another new industry arriving in the upcoming Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator. And once again, as is often the case with this state, it’s going to be something big! Let’s take a look at the Cotton Industry and explore what makes the local production unique.

Texas produces more cotton than any other state in the entire U.S., with roughly 40% of the country’s total production. The fields are located mostly northwest and southeast, covering more than nine million acres, which is an area equivalent of approximately 14,000 square miles (36,259 square kilometers). Thanks to this, you will have an opportunity to drive past these fields, which will offer a characteristic view of oil extraction machines or wind turbines being surrounded by an incredible amount of white cotton plants.

The beginnings of cotton production can be traced all the way back to 5500 BC and it is amazing to see how far it has come in the modern age. This progress has mostly been achieved by the development of the cotton gin, which is a machine used for processing cotton. The final material has a large variety of uses, for example in the textile industry. It is perhaps thanks to its flexible utilization, that cotton is the second-highest ranked commodity based on the market value in Texas.

It seems that the cotton industry is truly an important part of the overall economy of The Lonestar State. And if you cannot wait to drive past the vast and iconic fields, make sure to add the Texas map expansion to your Steam Wishlist, so you can show us how excited you truly are. Also, make sure to stay in touch with all the latest news, as we still have a lot of information to share with you in regards to this massive state!





Friday, January 21, 2022

California Rework - Ukiah

Welcome to Ukiah, California, a northern California city with a small-town charm, an inviting downtown and local industries. As an already existing city in American Truck Simulator, you may have delivered here a few times before, but you're about to see this old city in a new light! 


As part of the California Rework project, Ukiah along with several other cities will be receiving an update, bringing new assets, textures, and updates to surrounding road networks. One of the most noticeable changes to Ukiah is the introduction of a new industry!


Ukiah is one of many areas in California known for its vineyards and wine production. Dotted with numerous small vineyards, the Ukiah Valley region has perhaps the deepest grape growing roots in the County. With the rework of Ukiah, players will be able to deliver essential equipment and produce to and from one of the vineyards located in the city. 


On your travels in Ukiah, you can discover what makes one of the smallest cities in California a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Ukiah also has a new neighbour, The settlement of Hopland! Curious explorers might also find a small secret road they can use to create a local shortcut. No matter your reason for visiting, we are sure you will enjoy all that Ukiah will have to offer in this future update. 


Want to learn more about our plans for the California rework project, as well as what the future holds for the state and beyond? Read more at our dedicated, read more at our latest California Dreamin' Development Insight blogpost.  Like what you see? You can look forward to more of these blog posts highlighting cities being reworked in the California rework project and we can't wait to share more with you!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Christmas Toys of Yesteryear Event Conclusion

Time goes by so fast and our Christmas Toys of Yesteryear event must now, just like the most wonderful time of the year, unfortunately, come to an end. In true holiday fashion, drivers from all across the world have tirelessly participated in delivering gifts in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.

With brightly-decorated Christmas gift trailers and festive painted trucks, you set out on December 16th to deliver Christmas cargo and hit milestones with the help of our in-game tracking icons or deliveries tracker at WorldofTrucks.com. We hope the theme of vintage toys and our desire to share the magic with you by offering them as nostalgic gifts have brought out the best possible memories and the sense of the true holiday spirit.

Once again, the collective strength of the #BestCommunityEver has produced incredible final numbers, so let’s take a look at how you all faired throughout the duration of this special event.

Absolutely amazing work truckers! We are truly impressed by your effort. After all, apart from showing individual willpower by earning the special decorative lighting for truck cabs, the power of the #BestCommunityEver has prevailed in a very short time, unlocking all the reward tiers for unique cabin accessories. Thank you all for participating, you can all be proud of yourselves and your fellow truckers!

You have also flooded our social media with hundreds and hundreds of posts using the hashtag #XmasToysOfYesteryear. It was great seeing truckers from every corner of the world take part in the event and share their experience with us. We are grateful for you letting us know about your progress via screenshots, videos, or simply by writing a couple of kind sentences!

We also appreciate you taking the time and visiting our special Live Stream dedicated to this event. We have enjoyed hanging out with you all and seeing your excitement in the live chat over at Twitch and Youtube, and we hope our game designer Gavin will grace us with his presence once again with something unique and new sometime in the future!

To every driver who took to the roads and delivered gifts in this event, once again, thank you! It brings a lot of joy to our team to know how much you enjoy these events, and we will do our best to always make them feel unique and memorable. But until the next one is ready for you, we’ll see you on the road!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Heart of Russia - Wagon Factory

Apart from being a country that is full of interesting locations and well known for its rich historical heritage, Russia also boasts a strong and self-sufficient economy. That is why it is hardly a surprise that in the upcoming Heart of Russia DLC we will introduce a brand new economy complex - the Wagon Factory. 

The Wagon Factory is going to be a unique economy depot featured in the upcoming map expansion. In total, drivers will be able to find 3 such manufacturing plants in Russia. One is located in the city of Tikhvin, another one in Saransk, and the third one is in the outskirts of Moscow. Interestingly, this depot is going to be one of the few from the economy category which you will be able to directly drive into.

These locations will contain numerous assembly lines that in reality produce tons of metal casting products and wheelsets, along with the construction of thousands of wagons per year. 

There’s still a lot of information to explore and present to you in regards to the Heart of Russia DLC. The best way to stay in touch with all the latest updates and news is to add the expansion to your Steam Wishlist, so make sure to press the button and show us how excited you are for everything this update will bring!